Yo Gotti, T.I., 2 Chainz and More React to Death of Manager Mel Carter

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Yo Gotti paid tribute to his manager, Mel Carter, who died on Friday (Nov. 25), by praising Carter's dedication to Gotti's visions and dreams. Carter, who also ran Gotti's CMG label, was instrumental in fostering the careers of a number of hip-hop stars, including Kanye West, T.I. and 2 Chainz as well. At press time there was no information on the cause of death or Carter's age, but a number of his former clients and proteges posted kind words about their mentor.

In an Instagram posted over the weekend, Gotti wrote, "You helped me! You Dedicated Ur Life To My Vision, To My DREAM, You Finally Got Me To Leave To Country & Go To UK, Dubai To See Da World, We Made Millions In Such A Short Time!" he wrote. "They Told Us We Needed A Big Feature To Get A No.1 Record , They Told Us We Will Never Do Shows In Vegas Cause I Was Too Gangsta .. We Luv To Hear Them Say What We Couldn't Do, So We Went Got Our 1st No.1 RECORD #Solo -- We Went Got A Residency In VEGAS -- We signed Artist They Asked us Y We Sign Them.."

 

 

You Helped Me! You Dedicated Ur Life To My Vision, To My DREAM , You Finally Got Me To Leave To Country & Go To UK, Dubai To See Da World, We Made Millions In Such A Short Time! They Told Us We Needed A Big Feature To Get A No.1 Record , They Told Us We Will Never Do Shows In Vegas Cause I Was Too Gangsta .. We Luv To Hear Them Say What We Couldn't Do, So We Went Got Our 1st No.1 RECORD #Solo -- We Went Got A Residency In VEGAS -- We signed Artist They Asked us Y We Sign Them.. Then We Got Them ------ Every Idea, Every Plan , Every Move I wanted To Make You Was Ready To Roll.. You My Nigga Dawg We Suppose To Be In Curaçao island RITE NOW... We Luv you Mel -- #CMG P.s You Kept Tellin Me We Gotta Put #CM9 Out This Yr....ok #RestUpMel

A photo posted by Yo Gotti (@yogottikom) on Nov 25, 2016 at 6:30pm PST


Tributes came in from a number of other rappers as well:

French Montana

 

It Really hurt waking up and hearing this sad news man we going miss you brother. -- Life is really short, and it come at you fast Never take it for granted #ripmel #foreverchinx sending love to my bro @yogottikom --

A photo posted by French Montana (@frenchmontana) on Nov 26, 2016 at 5:14am PST

 

Mike Will Made-It

RIP Mel Carter, lost a stand up real one, rest easy OG !

- Mike Will King Midas (@MikeWiLLMadeIt) November 26, 2016

 

2 Chainz

 

Rest in peace OG Mel!!!! Good dude mane much love and respect to you and yours

A photo posted by 2 Chainz Aka Tity Boi (@hairweavekiller) on Nov 25, 2016 at 11:26pm PST

 

Wu-Tang Clan

Our prayers go out to the family of our beloved brother and Wutang family member Mel Carter, Rest In Peace. #raekwon #superfeminaent pic.twitter.com/IQqvzRh1Oo

- Wu Tang Clan (@WuTangClan) November 26, 2016

 

Raekwon

 

I will miss you mel...i love you ..r.i.p #gonebutneverfogotten

A photo posted by Raekwon The Chef (@raekwon) on Nov 26, 2016 at 11:18pm PST

 

T.I.

 

RIP OG Mel!!! You were always well known & well respected in this thing of ours. You'll truly be missed. Love & Respect

A photo posted by TIP (@troubleman31) on Nov 25, 2016 at 11:16pm PST

 

And several more from Gotti

 

Woke up like Dam Hit Mel We Gotta turn This Project in, Gotta Make Sure We Got All Da Clearences & Producers paperwork In.. Realized My Dawg Ain't Here...---- I Remember When i wound sign a Artist I'll be like yo Give them dis and Dat & U'll Be Like Bro we Gotta Make Money lol and I'll be like I already Got Money I wanna see my Youngins EAT... Then 1 day u came to me and said u Different , I said y ? U said cause u not Selfish I been in dis Game a long time & Never Seem an Artist/CEO like You! -- 1st day I picked u up in A Foreign u was like " Dis How We Doing It " I Said Nothing Less Dis #CmgLifeStyle --#RestUpMEL #CMG #ImGoingEvenHarder

A photo posted by Yo Gotti (@yogottikom) on Nov 27, 2016 at 1:56pm PST

 

 

When I Met You I Told Ion really like Rappers , They Change up To Much .. I only Rock Wit A Few FrFr.. And Only Person I Wanted To Work Wit Dat I Haven't Was Kanye... It May Took A While But You Took Me To His Door Step -- Nah Literally ... To His House -- #RestUpMEL #CMG

A photo posted by Yo Gotti (@yogottikom) on Nov 25, 2016 at 8:05pm PST