In one of the most horrifying incidents to hit the entertainment world in recent memory, Stephanie Moseley, backup dancer and Hit the Floor star and her husband, rapper Earl Hayes are dead. On Monday, Hayes reportedly shot at his dancer wife 12 times in a jealous rage over her alleged infidelity before turning the gun on himself, all this while he was on FaceTime with boxer Floyd Mayweather.
The Los Angeles Police Department has confirmed the incident in a statement saying, “The initial investigation revealed that 34-year-old Earl Warren Hayes shot his wife, 30-year-old Stephanie Elyse Moseley to death and then took his own life. The Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and pronounced both Mr. Hayes and Ms. Moseley dead at the scene.”
Moseley, a star of the VH1 show Hit the Floor and a well-known backup dancer who has performed for Chris Brown, Beyoncé, Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez and Janet Jackson among others, reportedly had an affair with rapper Trey Songz a couple of years back. Though Hayes and Moseley reconciled, the rapper husband supposedly never got over the incident and often brought it up. Sources close to the couple claim that the two were on their way to breaking up. Hayes’ friend and life coach, Burrel Wilks, however expressed shock revealing how Hayes was never violent. “I’ve had sit downs with both of them so whatever happened behind those doors we’ll never know, but I heard out of her own mouth, he never raised a hand on her so this is kind of stunning,” Wilks said.
Yet another shocking twist to the story was the involvement of Floyd Mayweather. Hayes was reportedly FaceTiming Mayweather and complaining to the boxer about his wife’s infidelity just before he shot his wife. Though Mayweather allegedly advised Hayes to leave Moseley, he was shocked when his rapper friend said he was going to gun her down. Mayweather supposedly tried to talk Hayes out of it but Hayes ignored his pleas and eventually took a gun and shot his wife while she was in the bath.
The news took everyone by surprise and Moseley’s close friends as well as those who had worked with her took to Instagram and Twitter to express their condolences. Trey Songz was among the first to take to Twitter. “R.I.P babygirl. Once an angel on earth, now watching over us from Heaven. You’ll b missed but never forgotten. Love”, he tweeted.
Chris Brown posted a picture of himself with Moseley on Instagram and wrote, “RIP baby girl. Danced with me on tour and was always the coolest person. My prayers go out to you and HAZE family.” Eva Marcille Pigford, a close friend of Moseley spoke to KTLA about the loss. “Stephanie was an absolute angel. She really was. She brought so many people into my life. She’s connected so many people. She’s just loved. She will never, ever, ever, ever be forgotten,” she said.