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Cali Swag Victim's GF: Jealousy Triggered Murder

5/17/2011 5:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Murdered Cali Swag District member M-Bone was being threatened by a man who was insanely jealous of his success -- this according to M-Bone's girlfriend who spoke with TMZ.

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M-Bone's girlfriend -- who lived with him for more than a year -- says a man living in their apartment complex was obsessed with the rapid rise of Cali Swag, and overtly hostile to M-Bone -- aka, Mante Talbert.

The girlfriend -- who is scared and does not want her name used -- confirms M-Bone was in a Twitter war with the jealous man, which we previously reported.  We're told the jealous man made threats of violence.

The girlfriend tells us ... on Sunday ... she picked M-Bone up at the airport at  12:15PM and took him back to their apartment.  Later that night, at around 10PM, M-Bone took her car and said he was going to the studio to record.

She tells us soon after she got a call from another member of Cali Swag with the devastating news her boyfriend had been shot.

As we first reported, the gunman fired shots as M-Bone stood near his girlfriend's car which was parked outside an Inglewood, CA liquor store.  The shooter drove a short distance, then made a U-turn and came back, presumably to see if he had hit his target.

Inglewood Police are currently investigating the shooting -- so far no arrests have been made.

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1.

Cartman    

Who could be jealous of a guy who hasn't even learned how to put a curve on the brim of his hat?

1235 days ago
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KeepItSimple    

It was reported that M-Bone was inside the vehicle when he was shot twice in the head. It's a shame that people feel the need to resort to violence. I hope they catch the POS that killed this talented young man. Thoughts & Prayers go to his family, friends & CSD. RIP MBONE

1235 days ago
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Puckett    

TMZ sure called this one. It doesn't get any more "random drive by" then this... /snark

1235 days ago
4.

Trainwrecks    

Holy Cow! A rapper involved in a violent incident. No way!

Next headline will be that a politician cheated on his wife.

Not sure the world can handle all this breaking news.

1235 days ago
5.

bunny    

Typical California. Arrest the murderer, duh!

1235 days ago
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Truth    

NOTICE HOW LONG IT'S TAKEN THE LAPD TO QUESTION THE DUDE. SEEMS LIKE THEY HAVE THE BUILDING ADDRESS, TENANT'S NAME, AND APARTMENT NUMBER ALL FROM THE GF. WHAT'S THE DELAY PO-PO??

1235 days ago
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Muppet    

I have to wonder what drives a person to that kind of jealousy. Enough to shoot a talented man in the head like that? I can't even begin to understand that kind of hate.
Praying for his family and friends.

The police probably haven't caught him yet because he's on the run, no doubt.

1235 days ago
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fsj    

the comments on here are really ignorant. i understand you guys dont give a damn about him but someone just lost their life. making statements about someone's life is so low. rip mbone

1235 days ago
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Dat chic    

I hope that nothing like this happens to anyone n your family, or maybe yourself. These comments are so ignorant. How would you feel if someone posted 1/2 of the dumb things that some of you are posting. This young man lost his life and stop being quick to say black violence other races die to due to violence and for the girl with that NEGRO comment GO CRAWL under a rock and stop being stupid I AM shocked that you had enough common sense to even use a computer to even type that ignorant a** post.Anyway RIP young man and prayers go out to you and your family....

1235 days ago
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Muffin30    

First I would like to say RIP to M-Bone another young man gone!! And to the people that are saying its because he is black or he a raper that its okay!!! Someone son is gone do you understand that someones son is gone!!! What if it was your family?? Have a little RESPECT for his love ones!!!!

1235 days ago
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Sassafras    

I know you cowards who sit in front of your computers spewing your racist rants want to believe that it can't happen to you too. Be careful how you judge people and how you view a certain race of people. Bullets don't have a name on them. It's a sad case where an ignorant, immature, insecure man couldn't handle his jealous hearted rage and chose to kill. That young man was trying to do good in his life. All of us are flawed, so if he ever once lived a street life, then let God be his judge and not you, the racist idiots who filled this page with your ignorance. I pray that his brothers in CSD continued success, healing and that God will restore your lives and careers. Blessings and God's peace to M-Bone's friends/family. To the racist idiots always quick to HIDE in front of their computers never leaving their real names so everyone can know who they are and how they really feel, may God have mercy on your souls! IDIOTS!

1235 days ago
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jAyl0VE!    

To Mbone's family , my heart goes out to you in your time of need. i hope that you are able to move past your loss. It's okay to grieve at your own pace. And to all the ignorant ass children disrespecting this young man , Hop Off and find something to do. And to the LAPD , nice work once again.

1235 days ago
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Atlantaguy    

"Jealousy triggered murder"...

Hmmmm... we need to think of a way for all of the other rappers to become jealous of each other, then.

1235 days ago
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Kimberly Wash     

That is truly sad any time america looses a Young MAN the world should stop and ask, " WHAT DO AMERICANS REALLY CARE ABOUT?"

RIP: M-Bone...

STL shows much respect & sorrow to his family & friends..

1235 days ago
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Tigerisbetterthanyou    

M Bone connected to the, knee bone

1235 days ago
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