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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.


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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1250 days ago


to mante talbert's family I know that you are very sad of your son's death but always remember he may not be here in flesh and blood but he is here in the spirit and that is all that matters

1249 days ago


thats foul real foul find a real reason to take a mans life besides over a female. jealously is a weak emotion!!!!! you can rap back and forth but words are words, was there any thing this man did TO REALLY DESERVE BEING SHOT IN THE HEAD TWICE? i feez sorry for that man when its his time to go in front of our maker. on second thought nope i dont.

1248 days ago


rip mbone and my heart goes out to his family and friends.. i honestly dont think this was a drive by shooting i think it had something to do with the music industry. i think we need to pray that not only will they find him but pray for the so called shooters life.. that God would have mercy on they're souls. And to those with bad comments remember God is always watching so ill be careful on what i say!!!!!!!!!!!!

1227 days ago
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