Lil Keed, a rapper signed to Younger Thug’s Younger Stoner Life label, died on Friday in Los Angeles. He was 24.
A rep confirmed the musician’s dying to the New York Occasions on Saturday, hours earlier than Keed (actual identify: Raqhid Jevon Render) was scheduled to carry out at a music competition in Charlotte, N.C.
A reason behind dying has but to be revealed.
Keed’s brother, fellow rapper Lil Gotit, additionally confirmed the tragic information by way of Instagram.
“Can’t imagine I seened u die at this time bro,” he wrote. “I did all my cries I do know what u need me to do and that’s go laborious for Mama Daddy Our Brothers Naychur and Whiteboy.”
Shortly after information broke, followers of the Atlanta-based rapper took to social media to react and share their condolences.
“WTF is Goin On??? Me & lil bro simply recorded!!” wrote Three 6 Mafia’s DJ Paul. “We did one for his new album however earlier than he left the studio he dropped a fast verse and stated ‘Thats for u Paul…that ones for you.’ Then walked out.”
Trippie Redd shared a sequence of movies of Keed, writing, “Bro I can’t imagine this 🥺😢😢😢 I used to be all the time encouraging u to take this rap s–t severe I introduced u on tour with me as a result of I had religion in you. Can’t perceive this one actually hurting my soul relaxation simple brother 5Life.”
Loads of celebs took to social media to pay tribute to the late rapper, together with Drake and Lil Yachty.Getty Pictures for VaynerSports
In the meantime, Keed’s pregnant girlfriend Quana Bandz shared a heartbreaking put up by way of Instagram.
“I like you sooooo a lot child what I’m put up to do with out you I can’t breathe proper sleep proper nothing I don’t even wanna discuss to no person Keed I can’t take this,” she defined. “What am I supposed to inform Naychur? What am I gone inform our new child ? Keed I simply advised you the opposite day when you left me with these two children I used to be gone unfastened my thoughts my Thoughts is misplaced child.”
She continued, “I’m sooooo sorry I didn’t fly to LA I do know I might’ve saved you child you actually confirmed me all you wanted was MY LOVE you gave me that I gave you that. IM SORRY please simply inform me this a dream come residence. YOU PROTECTED US. Whyyyy DADDY.”
The “Anonymous” rapper was signed to Younger Thug’s YSL report label.Getty Pictures
Keed spoke concerning the significance of household in an August 2020 interview with Complicated. When requested what he needed followers to learn about him on the time, the “Anonymous” rapper advised the outlet that he was doing music for his 3-year-old daughter, Naychur.
“I’ve my daughter on my web page each day, all day lengthy. I spend all my time with my daughter,” he stated on the time. “Then, in fact, my mother and my household. I grasp with my household. I don’t go grasp with all people.”
Keed’s dying comes simply days after mentor Younger Thug and fellow rapper Gunna had been arrested on gang-related fees in Atlanta.
“I like you sooooo a lot child what I’m put up to do with out you,” Keed’s girlfriend Quana Bandz wrote by way of Instagram on Saturday.WireImage
The 2 had been named in a sweeping gang indictment with quite a few different rappers from the label. Per the NYT, the indictment alleged that YSL was “a prison road gang accountable for murders, robberies, drug dealing and extra.”
“YSL is a household, YSL is a label,” Keed, who was not arrested or named within the indictment, reportedly wrote on social media amid the information. “YSL is a lifestyle, YSL is a life-style, YSL isn’t a gang.”
Younger Thug’s lawyer, Brian Metal, stated in a press release to Web page Six on the time: “Mr. Williams has dedicated no violation of regulation, in any respect. We are going to struggle this case ethically, legally and zealously. Mr. Williams might be cleared.”
Reps for Gunna didn’t instantly reply to Web page Six’s requests for remark.