Detroit rapper Jizzle P, 25, who some said was on the verge of stardom, was killed Tuesday night on the city’s west side in a hail of gunfire.

Jizzle P, whose name was Aaron Mays, was starting to get national attention, according to media reports. He had released an album, Eskimo Season 2. He and a 28-year-old man were in a car when they were shot.

Aaron Mays was shot, police said, at about 9:15 p.m. Tuesday, while sitting in a Chrysler 300 parked in the driveway of a home on the 17100 block of Fielding. 

His mother told WDIV-TV (Channel 4) she watched her son die. 

She said she couldn’t see the suspect’s face because of the muzzle blast. She promised to be “strong for him,” adding “He don’t want me to cry, he don’t want me to mourn — and he don’t want to be on a T-shirt.”