BTB Savage Killed
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BTB Savage Killed refers to the March 2023 murder of rapper BTB Savage, who was shot to death in his home shortly after posting photos of himself standing in the blood of a robber who his girlfriend killed in self-defense at his home two months prior in January. The story inspired reactions across social media, including memes about his opps reacting to the photos.
On March 27th, 2023, YouTuber djvlad posted an interview with rapper BTB Savage (real name Darrell Gentry) in which he talks about how he killed a home intruder in self-defense in January of that year (shown below). In the interview, BTB explains how he made a deal with a group of men who claimed they wanted to collaborate on a song with him. A man entered BTB's home with what looked like studio equipment and started sizing the place up. The man then asked BTB about his chain. He then allegedly pulled a gun on BTB for his chain and threatened to shoot his girlfriend. The two wrestled to the ground, BTB purportedly managing to get the gun out of the assailant's hand.
Some of the intruder's men started shooting through the door. BTB's girlfriend ended up picking a gun up off the ground that was wrestled away from the assailant, she shot through the door and the men shooting through it from the other side ran away, with BTB then purportedly asking his girlfriend to shoot the assailant.
She accidentally shot BTB in the shoulder, then shot the assailant. The assailant kept moving across the ground and BTB was worried he was moving toward his son's room. BTB checked on his son, left his son's room, then the assailant grabbed BTB's foot weakly, asking him to take him to the hospital. BTB refused and the man died. BTB and his girlfriend later explained to a detective, on the scene after returning from the hospital, that it was self-defense. The video gained over 2.1 million views in two months.
March 2023 Killing of BTB Savage
On March 30th, 2023, BTB Savage posted two photos to Twitter (@btb_savage) of himself posing in the blood of the man he shot, writing, "TOO MUCH MOTION🐺🐺," garnering over 62,000 likes and 12,000 retweets in four days (shown below). The images were also posted to Instagram, garnering over 100,000 likes in the same period.
On March 31st, ABC13 reported that a man who was suspected to be BTB Savage was shot dead in his Mercedes in Houston, Texas on the night of the 30th. It was reported that police suspect it was a targeted attack and they were still trying to find the suspects. That day, the KPRC 2 Click2Houston YouTube channel uploaded a report on the story, garnering over 170,000 views in three days (shown below).
BTB Savage's Mother Speaks Out
On April 3rd, 2023, ABC13 published a story in which they talked with BTB Savage's mother about the murder, saying she believes the murder was targeted and related to the story he told on VladTV. She claims she urged BTB to stop talking about his girlfriend killing the robber and let their family "mourn in peace." She claims BTB was being taunted online by people related to the robber, threatening to kill him. The report was uploaded to YouTube that day (shown below).
BTB Savage's murder was widely reported on social media, including by No Jumper on Twitter on March 31st, 2023, garnering over 27,000 likes in three days. Following reports of his murder, people flocked to his viral Twitter post to react and share memes (examples shown below).
That day, Twitter user @scubaryan_ posted a video of a Fortnite clip commented under the No Jumper post, writing, "he really explained the BTB Savage situation in fortnite terms wtf," garnering over 27,000 likes in three days (shown below). It was also posted to TikTok the next day, garnering over 2.1 million views in two days
he really explained the BTB Savage situation in fortnite terms wtf pic.twitter.com/lr3802W8pY
— ryan 🤿 (@scubaryan_) March 31, 2023
That day, TikToker @peezyante posted a meme using one of the crime scene photos, garnering over 787,000 views in three days (shown below).
@peezyante bro opps do same day delivery #fyp #4u #viral #peezyante #btbsavage #houston ♬ original sound – Peezyante
 Twitter – btb_savage
 Instagram – btb_.savage
 ABC13 – Man gunned down near Houston's River Oaks neighborhood
 YouTube – Rapper shot
 ABC13 – other of rapper BTB Savage speaks
 Twitter – scubaryan_
 TikTok – uk_stuff10
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