“That’s not a reason to shoot somebody,” she said last week. “That’s crazy. I don’t know what’s going on with that Twitter thing.”
Dancy, who was studying to be a nurse, was killed by a shotgun blast to the neck Dec. 1 across from Lenox Terrace in Harlem, where he grew up with his father.
Blake – who lived on the same floor as Dancy, one floor below Paterson in the luxury high-rise on W. 132nd St. – was arrested two days later.
Charged with murder, he pleaded not guilty Wednesday and was held without bail.
Police sources said the two had a rocky relationship and the Twitter messages they posted – with friends jumping in – only made it worse.
Hours before the shooting, Dancy may have taunted Blake with a tweet: “N—–s is lookin for u don’t think I won’t give up ya address for a price betta chill asap!”
Blake’s Twitter account is also full of online disses, though only one tweet mentions Dancy by name: “R.I.P. Kwame” on Dec.3.
A police source said the messages may be subpoenaed to bolster the theory that there was bad blood between the two old pals.
But the Twitter beef wasn’t the only strain; Dancy and Blake fought last summer over a girl in front of Lenox Terrace, sources said.
Despite the insults and fisticuffs, when Blake was collared, Dancy’s mom was stunned.
He had tried to steer Blake – a high school dropout and father of a baby boy – to get his GED.
“Either he wanted to see if he actually killed [Kwame] or he wanted to see if anyone knew he did it,” Smith said.
Authorities have a witness who identified Blake as the gunman, and video shows Blake leaving Lenox Terrace around the time of the shooting with a bag large enough to hold a shotgun.
Meanwhile, Dancy’s mom cries every night about her son.
“He said, ‘Mommy, I’m going to be a nurse,'” she said. “And look at this – we’ll never know how far he would have gone. His dream was snatched from him, over foolishness.”