BET's DJ Megatron gunned down near his home


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DJ Megatron, a popular hip-hop radio personality who frequently appeared on BET’s 106 & Park television program, was shot and killed early this morning near his home in Staten Island, according to the Associated Press. Police said the 32-year old deejay, born Corey McGriff, was found dead around 2 a.m. with a gunshot wound to his chest. No arrests have been made.

Megatron made a name for himself on the radio, starring at several high-profile stations, including New York’s Kiss FM. He appeared in a few movies, including State Property 2 (2005), and he was father of three children. “He probably had one of the best personalities around — super-positive, happy all the time,” Justin Kirkland, Megatron’s manager, told the AP.

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  • Liz Lemon

    That’s really sad.
    He was a very talented DJ.

    • Sam Puckett

      what is BET? a gambling website?

      • info

        Black Entertainment Television — tv station

      • Larry

        Black Entertainment Television — your tv

      • Jean Genie

        Where you been, Sam? Too busy listening to country music?

      • Sam

        Excuse me, but your mothers c*nt probably smells like cadaver feet and your c*nt likely smells like your uncles finger.

        sleep well, lovely Genie :)

        one luv xoxoxoxo

  • Mendoza

    I think DJ Starscream would be a possible suspect.

    • AJAY


      • Vanna

        Ur silly!! Fall Back!!!

    • Cylon Ryder

      I think there’s more than meets the eye in this crime!

      • J

        I see what you did there cylon. I think its obvious that DJ Starscream perpetrated this violent act and is now ready to be leader of his Decepta-DJ’s gang.

      • Jean Genie

        I agree – this doesn’t seem to be such a random crime. I’ve heard enough about the jealousy & viciousness between DJs in Europe.

  • Larry

    What a contribution to society.

    • Yngwie Mackadangdang, Jr.

      DJ Mega-who? Never heard of the guy. But then again, he’s not contributing nearly as much to society as frequent poster, Larry. How could we possibly overlook the invaluable skill and talent Larry has been blessed with? How can we possibly express our appreciation for his willingness to take the time out of his full, rich life to grace our own pathetic lives with the wit and insight he brings to the EW comment section each and every day? I personally can’t wait until my children grow up and have children of their own, just so someday I can sit down and tell them of the genius I personally witnessed whilst reading Larry’s EW comment posts, way back in the olden days. Oh, what wonderful times we shall have, reliving the golden age of Larry!

      • Jason

        Rule number one, if youre going to try to be funny, at least keep it short. Also, actually being funny wouldve helped too.

      • Larry

        j, don’t hate the player, hate the game

      • Julia Putnam

        lol! Sarcasm at its finest.

      • Tajah

        Excellence, I say!

      • Niix Starkyller

        Rule number one: Humor is subjective. Rule number two: There are no rules for online comedy.

      • Jean Genie

        Yngwie, you got my applause, too.

    • Larry

      yes I am down wit my bad selph.. tis be true baby

  • etm

    That’s horrible! RIP

    • Larry

      word! peace out

  • Heidi

    I don’t know who he is and am sorry for his family. Was he involved in anything shady? Any reason to suspect something other than a robbery gone bad?

    • Marilee

      Why would you automatically think he was into something shady? According to his manager he was “super-positive, happy all the time.” Why can’t that be enough for now?

      • L

        Then why would someone want to get rid of him?

      • Rebecca

        Because he had something (money, car, nice watch) that someone wanted. When he didn’t give the murderer what he wanted, he was killed. Robbery gone bad. Don’t blame the victim.

      • Dr. Reality

        Right. Because his manager is gonna come out and call him a douchebag.

      • Jean Genie

        Like I suggested above, someone may have been so jealous of his success & happiness, they wanted him gone.

  • Cris

    Police are reportedly on the lookout for MC Optimus Prime

    • blaine

      Ba Dum Dum!

  • bad chick

    A man is dead and some of yall dumb people on here making a joke out of this. Have some respect!!!!!!!!

    • Cjnach

      Thank u 4 tellin them

    • Larry

      yeah…well i hope your dad gets sodomized to death an hour b4 your wedding then you have a miscarriage at walmart

      • Jean Genie

        Grow up, Larry.

      • Larry

        how tall?

  • Brett

    I am not familiar with him but I am disgusted at some of the comments on here. This was a real person who was murdered, and he has a real family. Some people need to think before they type. Go try and say some of the stuff you’re posting to a family member’s face… oh right, you wouldn’t have the balls.


    • Deeds

      I second that!! I hope that no one ever says ugly things to the commenters’ families when they die. I’d hate for their families to hear/read these types of things.

    • Larry

      I’ll gladly leave a lit bag of sh*t on their front door.

  • Who Craig

    Shaking my head at these comments. This isn’t an opportunity to show your comedic skills. Have some respect

    • Larry

      why’d the chicken cross the road?

  • shaking my head

    We don’t know who killed him or what kind of people he associated himself with, but we should all have some respect for the faithfully departed. It is disrespectful to make such hasty comments at a time when his family is going through so much grief and turmoil. I like how you all make race jokes on the internet, but when the black boss lady comes your way you all shut the hell up, huh?

    • Larry

      the boss lady you speak of walks around dragging her knuckles on the floor


      • Larry


        ps…HAHAHAHAHAHA and LOL x 1000

  • WifeBeatnPuscEater

    Methinks that MC Optimus Prime finally took ol Megs out or maybe it was DJ Starscream who finally usurped his old leader.

  • WifeBeatnPuscEater

    Is DJ Shockwave the new leader of the DeceptaDJ’s or is it DJ Starscream? Will DJ Megatron be reformatted/reincarnated as DJ Galvatron? Did DJ Unicron plan this hit; is this all part of his master plan?

  • Tay tay

    R.I.P Corey megaton mcgrif flks gnna miss u special B.e.t fans luv ya although yhu gne into ah deep slyp mwaaa

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  • kween tia

    YAll S0 diSRESPECt fUl REAl tAWk IMA MiSS YAh

    • TRU Playa

      Shut u ignant fool.

      Go get f*cked by yr uncle again.

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