31-year-old rapper and mother of 6, Nina Ross Da Boss, shot dead in her hometown Tampa

Claudine Varela
Jan 18, 2019
05:35 A.M.
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Tampa rapper Nina Ross Da Boss was inside a vehicle with an unidentified man when shots were fired and killed them.


Reports have confirmed that rapper Nina Ross Da Boss, aka Jimmiel Spillman-Ingram, was killed in a shooting in Tampa.

The 31-year-old was inside a vehicle with an unidentified man along the North Tangerine Place near East Yukon when shots were fired at them. The man with Spillman-Ingram was also killed.

The car they were in reportedly crashed into a nearby home causing minor damage. One of the bullets also struck the house across.



Spillman-Ingram is a mother of six whose oldest is 11 and youngest is 2 months. Her achievements as a rapper include the mixtape “The Only Sh__ Poppin” released in 2012 and a video for “Chiraq” which debuted on YouTube in 2014. Both projects gained around 70,000 views combined.



Authorities are currently investigating the homicide though her mother-in-law, Yolanda Baker suspects she was not the intended victim.

“It just so happens that she was in the wrong place at the wrong time.”


Baker, who’s the grandmother of three of Spillman-Ingram’s children also admits “it’s been rough” for them.

“My heart is so torn, ’cause the tragedy of my grandchildren of what they have to go through now of losing their mother.”


Meanwhile, Antonio Hawkins, Spillman-Ingram’s pastor in Exciting Faith Alive Church in Tampa is thankful he was able to have a positive encounter with the rapper a few months ago.

"I’m just grateful my last encounter with her were right here in this church and the last words I heard were, 'pastor I love you and thank you.'"



This is the second homicide in less than a month involving a drive-by shooting. On December 30, 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes was tragically killed by suspects who shot at the vehicle she, her mother and three sisters were riding near a Walmart store. It was later discovered that the suspects who have now been arrested mistook the vehicle for someone else’s. Barnes’ senseless death drew public attention and even prompted former NBA player Shaquille O’Neal to foot the funeral expenses. She was an innocent young child who, possibly like Spillman-Ingram, was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

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