BTB Savage Killed depicting the rapper wearing a sling and taking a selfie after he was robbed.

BTB Savage Killed

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Updated Apr 03, 2023 at 03:09PM EDT by Zach.

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Overview

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.

Background

On March 27th, 2023, YouTuber[1] 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[2] (@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,[3] garnering over 100,000 likes in the same period.


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On March 31st, ABC13[4] 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[5] channel uploaded a report on the story, garnering over 170,000 views in three days (shown below).



Developments

BTB Savage's Mother Speaks Out

On April 3rd, 2023, ABC13[6] 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).



Online Reactions

BTB Savage's murder was widely reported on social media, including by No Jumper on Twitter[7] 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).


Btb Savage @btb_savage - Mar 30 TOO MUCH MOTION lol 3,150 2 18.7K @OJSIMPSONBURNER Replying to @btb_savage Your opps said 62.7K 12:35 AM - Mar 31, 2023 - 315.4K Views 62.5M 1 ...and I took that personally Btb Savage @btb_savage - Mar 30 TOO MUCH MOTION 3,151 Phantom 18.7K @The_BlackBaronn 62.7K il 62.5M Replying to @btb_savage Him when he wakes up and sees the dude he killed in hell 2:24 AM - Mar 31, 2023-96K Views *** Btb Savage @btb_savage - Mar 30 TOO MUCH MOTION 3,151 t 18.7K 4ajiz @penisfartcvm 0:05 62.1K views 62.7K Replying to @btb_savage The 12 armed men arriving at your location at 6:04 pm: 1:44 AM - Mar 31, 2023 199.7K Views 62.5M www


That day, Twitter[8] 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[9] the next day, garnering over 2.1 million views in two days


That day, TikToker[10] @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

Search Interest

External References

[1] YouTube – djvlad

[2] Twitter – btb_savage

[3] Instagram – btb_.savage

[4] ABC13 – Man gunned down near Houston's River Oaks neighborhood

[5] YouTube – Rapper shot

[6] ABC13 – other of rapper BTB Savage speaks

[7] Twitter – nojumper

[8] Twitter – scubaryan_

[9] TikTok – uk_stuff10

[10] TikTok – peezyante

Recent Videos 2 total

Recent Images 5 total


Top Comments

Edgar Weebling
Edgar Weebling

Whelp…

This is my first time hearing about this guy, and I don't think he did anything to deserve this, but I gotta say that the way he decided to post a photo of the bloody scene on social media and then boast about it like some sort of ancient Germanic warrior just feels a little messed up.

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