Tragic Loss: Nashawn ‘Ox’ Breedlove, Who Played Rapper Lotto in ‘8 Mile,’ Has Died

Last Updated on September 26, 2023, 8:26 am

Nashawn Breedlove, the actor who battled Eminem in the movie ‘8 Mile’ passed away unexpectedly.

Nashawn 'Ox' Breedlove Died
Nashawn ‘Ox’ Breedlove (Image via Facebook)

Nashawn Breedlove, the actor who played ‘Lotto’ in the famous Eminem film ‘8 Mile’ and battled against the renowned rapper in the movie, has passed away.

2002’s film 8 Mile, starring Eminem, was a critically acclaimed, successful film that won many awards, including the Academy Award for Best Original Song for its soundtrack ‘Lose Yourself,’ becoming the first rapper ever to win an Academy award.

The film had a strong star cast, including Eminem, Anthony Mackie, Brittany Murphy, Mekhi Phifer, Nashawn Breedlove, and more. Nashawn Breedlove played the role of Lotto, a fierce rapper who gave B-Rabbit (Eminem) a run for his money.

What happened to Nashawn Breedlove?

Sadly, Nashawn Breedlove passed away. The details of his death have not been made public. The news of his death was shared with the world by hip-hop artist, ‘Mickey Factz,’ in an Instagram post on Monday, September 25, 2023.

The post had a video clip of Nashawn Breedlove from the film ‘8 Mile’ in which Lotto is taking his turn and rapping in front of a live audience and roasting B-Rabbit,

Eminem’s character, with lines like “ I feel bad I gotta murder that dude from ‘Leave It to Beaver, and read,

“RIP to one of the few emcees to beat Eminem… Lotto from 8 Mile. Who’s friends lovingly called him OX. You will be missed for your tenacity and aggressiveness.”

Nashawn’s family members or his management have not released any statement regarding his death at the moment.

Rapper  Damien Johnson also mourned the late rapper and wrote under Mickey’s post,

“I was on the set for this scene. He was a cool dude. RIP” Nashawn Breedlove made a decorated career for himself as a rapper after the movie 8 Mile. He appeared on soundtracks to Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, and DJ Pooh’s 2001 film ‘The Wash’. His rap name was Ox.

Nashawn Breedlove is not the only member of the ‘8 Mile’ movie family who passed away. The film’s director, Curtis Hanson, passed away in 2016. His co-stars proof, Brittany Murphy and De’Angelo Wilson, have also passed away.

Chief Bali wrote under the post,

“My best friend and brother since I was 15 years old. We’ve been through it all. Rest Easy, my bro. I love you and the family and my nephew OX FOREVER”.

“Only rapper from the movie that wrote his part. RIP Lotto, aka OX”

Our condolences to family and friends. May he rest in Peace.


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