Rapper found dead in street ‘racked up gambling debt’

It’s believed the Sydney rap artist who was killed with a samurai sword in the city’s west had racked up gambling debts.

Detectives are treating the death of Jett McKee in Forest Lodge on Friday as a robbery gone wrong.

They said Mr McKee had broken into a couple’s home armed with a replica pistol, knuckle dusters and carrying a balaclava.

That couple, a 28-year-old man and 23-year-old woman, have been charged with his murder.

Rapper Jett McKee was found dead in Forest Lodge, in Sydney’s inner west, on Friday. Detectives believe his death was a robbery gone wrong. Source: AAP

It’s alleged Mr McKee punched the man in the face before leaving the Forest Lodge home.

The woman then allegedly tackled Mr McKee in the street before her boyfriend allegedly hit him in the head with a sword.

It’s further alleged the couple hid in a laneway where police later found $21,000 in cash.

Authorities are still trying to determine why the rapper was in the home.

It’s believed Mr McKee may have had a gambling debt.

The 23-year-old woman will apply for bail on Thursday while her 28-year-old partner returns to court in October.