A "close family member" who was also shot is in stable condition in hospital, the statement added. Media reports identified the other victim as the 24-year-old rapper's father.

"Detectives are currently conducting interviews and working leads. Further information will follow as it becomes available," the Bogalusa police department said.

"23 Island" was released three years ago and has 173 million views on YouTube, with another 121 million streams on Spotify.