Atlanta rapper Lil Keed has passed away.
Early on Saturday morning (May 14), rumors of Lil Keed’s death began to spread on social networks. Lil Gotit, Keed’s brother, confirmed the news on Instagram around 1:30 a.m. A rep for Lil Keed also confirmed XXL that he is dead. The cause of the late rapper’s death is unknown. Keed was 24 years old when he passed away.
“Can’t believe I saw you die today, I cried. I know what you want me to do and it’s been so hard for Mama Daddy Our Brothers Naychur and Whiteboy #ImaHoldthisShitDown,” Gotit wrote in a post. Instagram of a photo of herself and Keed.
In Gotit’s IG Story, he also included a note about his brother’s passing. “@lilkeed Bra Whyyy why did you ditch my bra for me,” he wrote, adding some smiling faces with a tear emoji alongside a selfie.
Lil Keed, 2020 XXL Freshman, rose to fame in hip-hop circles as part of Young Stoner Life Records under Young Thug. After starting his rap career in 2016, Keed’s distinct sound captured the attention of fans as he combined his melodious flair with solo lines and piercing falsetto. throughout his tunes. A prime example of rap’s new age sound, his projects BILLIONrap on Cleveland, Trapped on Cleveland 2, Keed Talk to ‘Em, Long live Mexico and Stuck on Cleveland 3 exhibits both consistency and coolness. “No Name”, a 2018 gem from Keed Talk to ‘Emthe Love Live Mexico songs “Snake”, released in 2019, and “Wavy (Remix)” featuring Travis Scott, featured on Keed’s Stuck on Cleveland 3 albums, are highlights of his discography.
In his XXL Interviewing freshman two years ago, Keed, born Raqhid Render, shared his ultimate vision for his career. “My goals and my intentions for my future? I want to be a superstar,” said the 300 Entertainment artist. I don’t want to be a superstar. I want to be a megastar. ”
He also spoke affectionately of the YSL frontman, Thugger. Keed explains: “Young Thug influenced me a lot on how to run a business and how to be an entrepreneur, how to move and be militaristic and just mind the business. “I like the way he handles his job and he’s a real dad. He takes care of everyone he needs to take care of. So that makes you a real man. I’m a real man myself.”
News of Lil Keed’s death came days after Young Thug, Gunna and other YSL associates were charged with RICO. Young Thug and Gunna remained in prison after their relationship was denied.
The hip-hop community is shocked and saddened by the passing of Lil Keed. Zaytoven, Trippie Redd, Doe Boy, Lil Gnar and more share their thoughts on the rapper’s death below.
Zaytoven heard of Keed’s passing and took to Instagram in his honor. The producer worked with Keed on the 2020 collaboration project A group. “@lilkeed it’s been an honor and pleasure to work with you. Rip,” Zay posted on IG a photo of himself and Keed.
Doe Boy tweeted, “RIP Lil Keed Praying for YSL.”
Trippie Redd, who has toured with Keed in the past, shared several videos of the late tune on IG. “Dude, I can’t believe this, I always encourage you to take this rap seriously. I took you on tour with me because I have faith in you, can’t understand this really. hurt my soul. Calm down, 5Life brother,” Trippie wrote as the caption for the post.
“Rip lil keed…wtf can’t believe I’m looking sick. My stomach hurts. My best friend is a nice guy,” Lil Gnar tweeted.
Quana Bandz, Keed’s girlfriend and the mother of his daughter NayChur, shared a lengthy post on Instagram. She details her sadness and provides the news that she and Keed are expecting another child.
“I love you so much baby, what I post to do with you. I can’t breathe right in my sleep, nothing I don’t even want to talk to anyone. Keed I can’t understand this why you left from the United States,” she wrote. “What do I have to say to Naychur? What am I going to tell our new baby? Keed I just told you the other day if you leave me with these two, I’ve lost my mind. My brain lost the baby You told me everything I’m so sorry I didn’t fly to LA I know I could save him you really showed me all you need is MY LOVE you gave me and I gave it to you I’m sorry please tell me this a dream will come YOU HAVE TO PROTECT US Whyyyy DADDY You are a boxer bruise I’m on my way whatever I did. Sorry, let me make it better.”
She continued: “You are my backbone, you are my backbone you are my heart, baby of my heart IF I DON’T KNOW ANYTHING I KNOW YOU LOVE ME & MY BABY MORE ANYTHING IN THIS WORLD THE WORLDDDDDDDDD Whatever I want… Necessary, you have it/do it for me without question!Baby you just talk on the phone with me in bed. I love you our last FaceTime SMH baby tell me I’m dreaming I want to wake up and this is just a dream CALL ME BACK DADDY My head is spinning my body is numb I’m so weak for you, baby HUNGRY IS HELL for you SOOOOOOO WEAKEAKKKK SOOOOOOO WEAKEAKKKK VERY HAPPY SO PLEASE STOP THIS AND STAY IT WHO CAN MAKE LOVE UP TO NOW ???? I WAS IN MY SLEEP ALL NIGHT Who’s going to rub my belly RAQHID WHY YOU ARE MY MAN You are my boyfriend, my best friend, my best friend, my friend will ride or die!n you know i was on it i 10 times worst. THIS CHILDREN LIKE NIGGA KNOW THEY CAN BE WITH U AND THEY TRY THEM. MY BD NEVER LOSSES YALL PUSSY LIKE NIGGAS DOESN’T NEED ACTIN LIKE THIS YALL BODY. GOD WANT HIM HOME, he had better plans. SLAT IN PEACE PRINCE SLIME WE LOVE YOU EVERYDAY I hope I have a son, he became your first JR #LONGLIVEPRINCESLIME ❤️ “
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