Wavy Navy Pooh, a Miami-based rapper who was signed to Quality Control, has died.
According to the Miami Herald, Wavy, whose real name was Shandler Beaubien, passed away after being shot while driving a car near Zoo Miami on Friday (Jan. 14). An adult woman and two small children were also inside the car with the emcee while he was shot. Thankfully, they were uninjured in the shooting.
Wavy was driving a Toyota Camry at the time of the incident. Authorities said the shots were fired from a gray four-door Lexus. “Once officers arrived is when they discovered in a Toyota 4-door that the driver was suffering from apparent gunshot wounds,” Miami Dade Police Department Public Information Officer Alvaro Zabaleta told CBS Miami. “Once fire rescue responded, they were able to pronounce the driver deceased here on the scene.”
“The victim, in this case, was at the intersection of 152 Street and 127th Avenue getting ready to make a right to go eastbound on 152 Street,” Zabaleta added. “When an unknown vehicle, a Lexus approached him from the driver’s side and opened fire and then fled westbound.”
Wavy was most known for his song “M.I.A.M.I. (Murder is a Major Issue).” The visual for the track has garnered more than 200,000 views on YouTube.
“It is with great sadness & a heavy heart that we announce the loss of one of our beloved artist, Wavy Navy Pooh,” Quality Control, which is home to Migos, Lil Baby and the City Girls, captioned a tribute post on Instagram. “Our thoughts & prayers are with the family at this time. #RIPWavyNavyPooh.”
Quality Control CEO Pierre “Pee” Thomas took to Instagram to pay tribute to Wavy in a post. “Sad Day Bra,” he captioned an image of the late rapper. “May God Keep Your Family.”
The REVOLT team would like to send our thoughts and prayers to Wavy’s family and friends. May he rest in peace. Check out Quality Control’s tribute to him below.