Lil Keed, a rapper signed to Young Thug’s Young Stoner Life label, died on Friday in Los Angeles. He was 24.
A rep confirmed the musician’s loss of life to the New York Times on Saturday, hours earlier than Keed (actual identify: Raqhid Jevon Render) was scheduled to carry out at a music pageant in Charlotte, N.C.
A reason for loss of life has but to be revealed.
Keed’s brother, fellow rapper Lil Gotit, additionally confirmed the tragic information by way of Instagram.
“Can’t believe I seened u die today bro,” he wrote. “I did all my cries I know what u want me to do and that’s go hard 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 just recorded!!” wrote Three 6 Mafia’s DJ Paul. “We did one for his new album but before he left the studio he dropped a quick verse and said ‘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 believe this 🥺😢😢😢 I was always encouraging u to take this rap s–t serious I brought u on tour with me because I had faith in you. Can’t understand this one truly hurting my soul rest easy brother 5Life.”
Meanwhile, Keed’s pregnant girlfriend Quana Bandz shared a heartbreaking publish by way of Instagram.
“I love you sooooo much baby what I’m post to do with out you I can’t breathe right sleep right nothing I don’t even wanna talk to nobody Keed I can’t take this,” she defined. “What am I supposed to tell Naychur? What am I gone tell our new baby ? Keed I just told you the other day if you left me with these two kids I was gone loose my mind my Mind is lost baby.”
She continued, “I’m sooooo sorry I didn’t fly to LA I know I could’ve saved you baby you really showed me all you needed was MY LOVE you gave me that I gave you that. IM SORRY please just tell me this a dream come home. YOU PROTECTED US. Whyyyy DADDY.”
Keed spoke concerning the significance of household in an August 2020 interview with Complex. When requested what he needed followers to learn about him on the time, the “Nameless” rapper instructed the outlet that he was doing music for his 3-year-old daughter, Naychur.
“I have my daughter on my page every day, all day long. I spend all my time with my daughter,” he mentioned on the time. “Then, of course, my mom and my family. I hang with my family. I don’t go hang with everybody.”
The two 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 criminal street gang responsible for murders, robberies, drug dealing and more.”
“YSL is a family, 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 way of life, YSL is a lifestyle, YSL is not a gang.”
Young Thug’s lawyer, Brian Steel, mentioned in an announcement to Page Six on the time: “Mr. Williams has committed no violation of law, whatsoever. We will fight this case ethically, legally and zealously. Mr. Williams will be cleared.”
Reps for Gunna didn’t instantly reply to Page Six’s requests for remark.