Atlanta rapper Lil Keed has died.
Rumors of Lil Keed’s death began circulating on social media early on Saturday morning (May 14). Lil Gotit, Keed’s brother, confirmed the news on Instagram around 1:30am. A rep for Lil Keed also confirmed this XXL that he died. The cause of death of the late rapper is currently unknown. Keed was 24 years old when he died.
“I can’t believe I saw you die today bro I’ve done all my screams. I know what you want from me and this is hard on Mama Daddy our brothers Naychur and Whiteboy #ImaHoldthisShitDown,” Gotit wrote in an Instagram post with a photo of herself and Keed.
In Gotit’s IG story he also added a note about his brother’s death. “@lilkeed Whyyy bra whyyy you leave me bra,” he wrote, adding several smiling faces with teardrop emojis alongside a selfie.
Lil Keed, a 2020 XXL Freshman, rose to fame in hip-hop as part of Young Stoner Life Records under the Young Thug. After launching his rap career in 2016, Keed’s distinct sound caught fans’ attention as he combined his melodic flair with singsong flows and falsetto voice in his rhymes. A perfect example of the new age sound of rap. TRapped on Cleveland, caught on Cleveland 2, always talkin’ to ’em Long live Mexico and Caught on Cleveland 3 showed both consistency and coolness. “Nameless”, a gem of 2018 talk to themthat Love Live Mexico Track “Snake” released in 2019 and “Wavy (Remix)” featuring Travis Scott included on Keed’s Caught on Cleveland 3 album, stand out in his discography.
In his XXL In a freshman interview two years ago, Keed, born Raqhid Render, shared the ultimate vision for his career. “My goal and my intentions for my future? I want to be a megastar,” said the 300 Entertainment artist. “I don’t want to be a superstar. I want to be a megastar.”
He also spoke fondly of YSL leader Thugger. “Young Thug influenced me as far as how to do business and how to be a businessman and how to move and be militant and just go about business,” Keed explained. “I like the way he does business 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 myself am a real man.”
News of Lil Keed’s death comes days after RICO charges were laid against Young Thug, Gunna and other YSL employees. Young Thug and Gunna remain in prison after being denied their bonds.
The hip-hop community is shocked and saddened by Lil Keed’s death. Zaytoven, Trippie Redd, Doe Boy, Lil Gnar and more share their thoughts on the rapper’s death below.
Zaytoven heard of Keed’s death and took to Instagram to honor him. The producer worked with Keed on the 2020 collaboration project A team. “@lilkeed it has been an honor and a pleasure to work with you. Rip.” Zay posted to IG with a photo of him and Keed.
Doe Boy tweeted, “RIP Lil Keed Pray For YSL.”
Trippie Redd, who has toured with Keed in the past, has shared several videos of the late Rhymer on IG. “Bro I can’t believe this, I always encouraged you to take this rap shit seriously that I took on tour because I believed that you couldn’t understand that this one really hurts my soul rest brother 5Life,” Trippie wrote as the caption for the post.
“Rip Lil Keed…wtf can’t believe I’m seeing this rn. I have a bad stomach. My brudda was a good hearted nigga fr,” Lil Gnar tweeted.
Quana Bandz, Keed’s girlfriend and mother to his daughter NayChur, shared a lengthy post on Instagram. She described her sadness and announced that she and Keed are expecting another child.
“I love you sooooo much baby what should I do without you. I can’t breathe properly, sleep, nothing, I don’t even want to talk to nobody, Keed, I can’t take this, why are you leaving the USA, bru I’m supposed to say Naychur, what did I go to say to our new baby? Keed I just told you the other day when you left me with these two kids I was loose my mind my mind is lost baby you told me everything I am sorry I didn’t follow flew LA i know i could have saved you baby you really showed me all you need was MY LOVE you gave me that i gave you that PROTECTED US Whyyyy DADDY you a fighter bru i was on my way i was RAQHID…..those 8 years of my life you showed me nothing but love i’m sorry baby i’m sorry whatever i did i’m sorry let me be better do,” she wrote.
She continued: “You my spine you my spine you my heart baby IF I KNOW NOTHING I KNOW YOU LOVE ME & MY BABY MORE THAN ANYTHING IN THIS WORLD THE WORLDDDDDDDDD Anything I wanted.” …Needed you got it / did it for me no questions asked BABY you were just in bed with me on the phone HOW you go so without saying it was over be your last goodbyes yours last I love you, our last FaceTime! SMH Baby please tell me I’m dreaming, I wanna wake up and this shit is a dream. CALL ME BACK DADDY. My head is spinning, my body is numb. I don’t even feel like I’m typing Raqhid you know I’m so weak for you baby WEAK AS HELL for you SOOOOOOO WEAK SO WEAKKKK SO FUCKINNNN WEAK FOR U BRO THIS SHIT HERE HIT HARD WHO I GOED LOVE WITH NOW??? “Who rubbed my belly?” RAQHID WHY YOU LEAVE ME MAN You’ve been my friend, my best friend, my slime, my twin, my ride or die! And you know I was 10x the worst off. THESE FUCKING NIGGA KNOW THEY COULDN’T FUCK WITH YOU AND THEY HATE THEM. MY BD NEVER LACKS HER PUSSY ASS NIGGAS DON’T NEED TO BE ACTIN LIKE THIS YALL BODY EVEN. GOD WANTED MY BOY HOME, he had better plans. SLAT IN PEACE PRINCE SLIME WE LOVE YOU FOREVER I hope I have a son he’s your 1st YO #LONGLIVEPRINCESLIME ❤️”
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