Birmingham rapper Depzman, real name Joshua Ribera, was stabbed to death last night after attending a fundraising event for a 16-year-old friend who was killed a year ago.
The 18-year-old was attacked outside TCs nightclub in Birmingham shortly before 11pm. He was at the club attending an event honouring Kyle Sheehan, who was killed in a knife attack in September last year.
An 18-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder for Josh’s death after handing himself in at a Birmingham police station this morning.
Wretch 32 led the tributes for the young man whose life was cut tragically short.
R.I.P depzman. A young talented mc.
— Wretch 32 (@Wretch32) September 21, 2013
— #LOTM5 OUT NOW (@jammerbbk) September 21, 2013
The Depz news is devastating! I can't imagine how his family and close friends feel!
— PREDITÁH (@preditah) September 21, 2013
So full of life, so hype, he could never be in a room and you not know he's there, SICK MC, overly loved and looked out for his people ❤❤❤
— SKEPTA (@Skepta) September 21, 2013
The Good Die Young! @DepzmanInvasion R.I.P! Can't believe I've woke up to this twice in less than 3 days! Life's 2 short!
— SNEAKBO (@Sneakbo) September 21, 2013
Jay Kae, who was recently involved in Twitter beef with Maxsta due to a diss track, tweeted emotional messages about his close friend Depzman, who was part of the Invasion family.
I can't stop crying I jus wanna wake up and wish this is all a dream I love you so much @DepzmanInvasion
— JayKae (@jaykae_invasion) September 21, 2013
A spokesman for West Midlands Police, which has launched a murder investigation, said the motive for the attack remains unclear.