A spokesman for Atlanta-born rapper Future, whose real name is Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn, told The Fader that Phillips worked for him until 2011.
HipHopDX extends its condolences to family and friends of Michael Phillips. Church members visited Phillips' home Monday afternoon to mourn the slain musician.
In a story that's still developing, the former bodyguard of one rap's hottest superstars, Future, was shot and killed Monday afternoon.
Phillips' wife, who happens to be now pregnant, was reportedly at home at the time of the shooting, but thankfully didn't witness it.
Neighbors reported hearing arguing inside Phillips' residence prior to the gunfire. "We're still interviewing some of them to try and piece together everything at this time", said Lieutenant Frank Thomas of the Clayton County Police Department.
No arrests have been made and the gunman remains at large, he said.
After giving up the guard gig, he worked as a pianist at his mom's church, Hand of Faith Deliverance.