Chief Keef

Chief Keef

Hip-hop star Chief Keef's cousin Blood Money has been gunned down in Chicago, Illinois.

This was his dream and he finally got his foot in the door. But that's how it goes in Chicago. He really wanted to get off the streets

The aspiring rapper, real name Mario Hess, was one of two people shot in an incident on Wednesday night (09Apr14).

He pronounced dead at a local hospital, while the other victim, a 33-year-old male, is listed in serious condition.

According to Blood Money's manager, Renaldo Hess, he had just signed a contract with Interscope Records weeks before his death.

Renaldo says, "This was his dream and he finally got his foot in the door. But that's how it goes in Chicago. He really wanted to get off the streets".

Chief Keef, 18, has yet to comment on the sad news, but he took to Instagram.com on Thursday (10Apr14) and shared a photo of his slain cousin, without adding a caption.