Boog the Bandit aka Courtney Bruce who was 27 years old an upcoming rapper. She was well known for songs such as Risky, Lonely, Hot Topic, and Heart Away. An aspiring rapper died on May 20th, 2021 Thursday at 6.11 pm, she was fatally shot in an attempted robbery on the East Side and dropped off at the Mount Carmel East emergency room. According to the Columbus police, during the incident at 3700 blocks of Dort Place, Courtney Bruce was along with 25 years old man the pair were approached by a group of men with handguns, striking, and Several shots were fired.
The 25 years man, who was alone with her drove Bruce to the hospital. However, he was not injured. As per the report “one other person was sitting inside a car between East Livingston Avenue and Beechwood Road when a group of men armed with handguns approached. Several shots were fired during the confrontation.”
Following the news of Boog the Bandit’s death, tributes began pouring in online for the aspiring rapper, with fans offering their condolences to her friends and family. One user wrote “I watched this young lady grow up she was one of my daughter’s best friends in middle school. This is out of control. God help us all. My prayers go out. Columbus rapper Boog The Bandit shot, killed in the attempted robbery.”. Another tweeted “R.I.P Boog The Bandit … literally just found out about your music and was rocking with it heavy smh.”. The other said “What type of bum shit you gotta be on to run down and robbed a female and then shoot her smfh. Boog The Bandit was nice as hell, her music really was fire rip.”. DJ IQ of Columbus said to the iHeartmedia station 1067 The Beat: “I feel like I was listening to a superstar in the making when I heard her music… She was a natural at what she did in Hip Hop and in life.“
A suspect has not been named publicly as of Friday evening. If you have information regarding this incident, please call the Columbus Police Homicide Unit at A suspect or suspect has not been named publicly as of Friday evening. If you have information about this incident, please call the Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at (614) 461-TIPS (8477) or Columbus Police Homicide Unit at (614) 645-4730.
Boog the Bandit was an aspiring rapper, she was a self-described pop star, driven to shape a new sound within the city’s musical cribs. She was influenced by Justin Bieber and Billie Eilish. A Columbus native, she garnered recognition from hip-hop heavyweights such as Canton-born rap star Trippie Redd, culture critic DJ Akademiks. She has 48.4K followers on Instagram and the Instagram bio read “Relax, being human isn’t easy..BoogTheBandit on ALL PLATFORMS.”
In an interview in March 2021, she said “I’m going to come out and tell you how much I want to be loved, how much I want to love and how lonely I felt,” added, “I’m going to come out and give you (those) bars because I want to talk about the stuff that others don’t feel comfortable talking about.”. During her high school, she was exposed to recording studio but she couldn’t pursue a career until 2019 after her release from prison followed by a two-year sentence for conspiracy to bank fraud and commit bank fraud.
Before being a part of music, in 2017, she started in the urban clothing circuit as a model for Rob Kardashian’s Arthur George Socks brand and R&B singer Chris Brown’s Black Pyramid Clothing. In 2020 April, she first officially recorded and released the song “Lonely,”. She was baptized on Valentine’s Day confirmed her life’s purpose, she said she was able to properly move forward spiritually, musically, and emotionally. She later released Risky, Hot Topic, and Heart Away which garnered more than 100,000 views each on YouTube.
Boog the Bandit who real name is Courtney Bruce was born in 1994 in Columbus City in the Ohio United States, she was now 27 years old at the time of her death. She was born to Wanda Bruce (Mother) and we do not have much information regarding her mother.
Her mother Wanda said “Courtney was a hot tamale, spicy hot, determined, true to her nature, she knew who she was,” and said her daughter is the 75th homicide victim this year.
Boog the Bandit was kept her relationship status in private. However, she seemed to be more focused on her career.
The estimated Net Worth of Boog the Bandit was between $100k to $200K USD.
(Image source: Boog the Bandit Instagram)
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