Is Flatline Nizzy dead? Reports suggest Pittsburgh rapper was shot to death

Leigh McManus May 4, 2021

Is Flatline Nizzy dead? Unconfirmed reports suggest that popular Pittsburgh rapper Flatline Nizzy has been shot dead. The incident is said to have taken place on Sunday evening, 2 May.

Who is Flatline Nizzy? Pittsburgh up and coming rapper

The rapper, also known as Daddy OPP, crafted a name for himself by uploading tracks to music streaming service Soundcloud.

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He released his first single, I Gaat, back in May 2016 and followed this with tracks such as YuKnw, released the same year, and the mixtape Landlord Livin in 2017.

That project was his biggest, with 12 songs on the mixtape. It gained thousands of streams on Soundcloud.

Nizzy is a verified artist on Spotify and one of his tracks, Packs In, has over 270,000 streams.

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The 26-year-old has also worked with rap super star Wiz Khalifa on his 2018 track Favorite. “Nizzy has had the track for a while and Wiz just recently hopped on it,” DJ Afterthought, the track’s producer, said in 2018.

Is Flatline Nizzy dead? Reports suggest rapper was shot

Unconfirmed reports have began to circulate that the rapper has passed away. The cause of the apparent death is as yet also unconfirmed.

One man, who said he is a cousin of the rapper from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, wrote on Facebook, appearing to confirm the death.

The man, named Broadhead Nina on the social media site, said: “This all I’m going say anybody say anything disrespectful about my cousin Flatline Nizzy it’s going to the last words love u lil cousin fr [for real].”

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Flatline’s father Nate Freeman appeared to confirm the death by changing his profile picture to a picture of Flatline Nizzy, with tributes flowing in.

Details around the alleged death are scarce but rumours online suggest the rapper was shot in another Pittsburgh shooting.

Popular hip hop Twitter page Daily Loud led the tributes to the musician, writing “RIP Nizzy” alongside a picture of the smiling rapper.

“RIP to another #PghHipHop legend @Flatline_Nizzy,” read another tribute.

Leigh is a 26-year-old journalist from the north of Ireland. He studied International Journalism at Liverpool John Moores University, where he earned a 2:1 grade. He has worked for Mail Online and has experience with the Liverpool Echo, Irish Mirror and SWNS. Leigh is also a huge music fan and has his own show on a community radio station.