Atlanta rapper Lil Keed has died.
Early Saturday morning (May 14), rumors of Lil Keed’s passing began circulating on social media. 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 late rapper’s cause of death is not known at this time. Keed was 24 when he died.
“I can’t believe I saw you die today brother I cried I know what you want me to do and it’s hard on mum dad our brothers Naychur and Whiteboy #ImaHoldthisShitDown,” Gotit wrote in an Instagram post of a photo showing himself and Keed.
In Gotit’s IG Story, he also included a note about his brother’s passing. “@lilkeed Whyyy bra whyyy you letting me bra,” he wrote, adding several smiley faces with teary emojis along with a selfie.
Lil Keed, a 2020 XXL Freshman rose to prominence in hip-hop as part of Young Stoner Life Records under Young Thug. After launching his rap career in 2016, Keed’s divergent sound captured fans’ attention as he paired his melodic flair with song flows and falsetto throughout his rhymes. A perfect example of the new-age rap sound. Jrapped on Cleveland, Trapped on Cleveland 2, Keed Talk to ‘Em, long live mexico and Trapped on Cleveland 3 presented both consistency and freshness. “Nameless”, a 2018 gem from Keed Talk to themthe Love living Mexico track “Snake”, released in 2019, and “Wavy (Remix)” with Travis Scott, included on Keed’s Trapped on Cleveland 3 album, stand out in his discography.
In his XXL Freshman interview two years ago, Keed, born Raqhid Render, shared his ultimate career vision. “My goal and my intentions for my future? I want to be a megastar,” the artist told 300 Entertainment. “I don’t want to be a superstar. I want to be a megastar.
He also spoke fondly of frontman YSL Thugger. “Young Thug influenced me as far as, how to do business and how to be a businessman and how to move and be an activist and just mind business,” Keed explained. “I love the way he handles business and he’s a real dad. He takes care of everyone he needs. So that makes you a real man. I’m a real man, myself. “
News of Lil Keed’s death comes days after Young Thug, Gunna and other YSL associates were charged with RICO. Young Thug and Gunna remain in jail after denying their bonds.
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 about Keed’s passing and took to Instagram to pay his respects. The producer worked with Keed on the 2020 collaboration project A team. “@lilkeed working with you has been an honor and a pleasure. Rip.” Zay posted on IG along with a photo of himself and Keed.
Doe Boy tweeted, “RIP Lil Keed Pray For YSL.”
Trippie Redd, who has toured with Keed in the past, shared several videos of the late rhymer on IG. “Brother, I can’t believe it, I always encouraged you to take that rap shit seriously. I took you on tour with me because I thought you can’t understand this one. really hurt my soul, rest 5Life brother,” Trippie wrote. as the message caption.
“Rip lil keed… wtf can’t believe I see this. Got a stomach ache. Bro was a good hearted nigga,” Lil Gnar tweeted.
Quana Bandz, Keed’s girlfriend and mother to daughter NayChur, shared a lengthy post on Instagram. She detailed her sadness and announced that she and Keed are expecting another child.
“I love you so much baby what am I gonna do without you I can’t breathe properly sleep nothing I don’t even want to talk to anyone Keed I can’t understand why you are leaving the US bru. I’m supposed to tell Naychur What did I go and tell our new baby Keed I just told you the other day if you left me with those two kids I’d go crazy my mind is lost baby You told me everything i’m so sorry i didn’t fly to LA i know i could have saved you baby you really showed me that all you needed was MY LOVE you gave me gave that I gave you this. PROTECTED US. Whyyyy DADDY. You are a raw fighter I was on my way I was RAQHID…..these 8 years that you have been in my life you never got me showed nothing but love i’m sorry baby i’m sorry for everything i’ve done am i sorry let me do better,” she wrote.
She continued, “You my spine, you my spine, you my heart baby IF I KNOW NOTHING I KNOW YOU LOVE ME AND MY BABY MORE THAN ANYTHING IN THIS WORLD WE fight we argue but you know we were what the other needed… YOU GAVE ME THE WORLDDDDDDDDD Everything I wanted….I needed you to have/did it for me no questions asked!BABY you were just on the phone with me in bed HOW you leave like this without saying it was gone be your last goodbye your last I love you our last FaceTime SMH baby please tell me I’m dreaming I want wake up and let this shit be a dream REMEMBER ME DADDY My head is spinning my body numb I don’t even feel like typing Raqhid you know I’m so weak for you baby WEAK AS HELL for you SOOOOOOO WEAK SO WEAKKKKK SO FUCKINNNN WEAK FOR U BRO THIS SHIT HIT HIT HARD HERE WHO I WENT TO LOVE NOW????” Who gone f*ck me belly burp? RAQHID WHY ARE YOU LEAVING ME MAN. You were my boyfriend, my best friend, my slime, my twin, my turn or die! n you know i was on it 10x worse. THESE FUCK ASS NIGGA KNOW THEY CAN’T FUCK U AND THEY HATE THEM. MY BD NEVER MISSES YALL PUSSY ASS NIGGAS DON’T NEED TO BE ACTIN LIKE THIS YALL BODY EITHER. GOD WANTED MY BOY HOME he had better plans. SLAT IN PEACE PRINCE SLIME WE LOVE YOU FOREVER Hope I have a son he’ll be your 1st JR #LONGLIVEPRINCESLIME ❤️”
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