Dominique Boyd, the mother of Shondale “Tooka” Gregory, who was fatally shot in 2011 at the age of 15, wants rappers to stop referring to her son in their lyrics. Boyd spoke about her son’s tragic death and Tooka’s continued case in a recent interview with Say Cheese.

“My son had nothing to do with anything in this rap industry. He didn’t even know how to beatbox, let alone destroy lyrics for a rap,” Boyd told the outlet. “That he’s not respected and… [mocked for] are dead? They’re the ones – my son wasn’t about that lifestyle. They’re the ones who make him famous and blow him up like that, ’cause they can’t stop saying his damn name… You don’t even know my son.’

Tooka was a suspected member of the Gangster Disciples, a rival street gang of the Black Disciples, of whom Chief Keef is a suspected partner. Keef denounced the late Tooka in his songs “3Hunna” and “John Madden”. Lil Durk and King Von have also used his name in their lyrics.

“I just want to know why. Why? That’s all I need to ask them,’ Boyd continued. ‘What has my son done to all of you to make you despise him so? Every song they make has ‘We smokin’ on Tooka. Fuck Tooka this, fuck Tooka that. Do you know how long my son is gone? Since 2011. This is 2022 and it is still a trending topic… I don’t want this lifestyle. He didn’t want this lifestyle. He can’t be here and be his voice, so I’m going to do it for him.”

It is believed that Tooka’s murder was in retaliation for the death of a Black Disciples affiliate.

“How can you kill someone… and mock it?” she asked. “What’s funny about that?”

Check out Boyd’s full comments with Say Cheese below.

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