How did Lil Kawaii die? Rapper friend Lil Tracy warns against 'fake drugs' in tribute
On August 28, the news of the death of musician Lil Kawaii started doing the rounds on social media. No sooner did that happen than a good friend and fellow rapper Lil Tracy paid a tribute to him. Many fans of Lil Kawaii were shocked to discover the news of his death. Lil Kawaii’s fans and friends took to Twitter and Instagram to share their condolences over his passing.
One person tweeted, “R.I.P #LilKawaii Just from the few mins we got to talk I knew you were a good soul and I’ll never forget you or your music.“ The US-based musician created rap music with a loyal following of 22.8K on Instagram (@_lilkawaii_). Another user wrote, "Rest easy my boy #lilkawaii". But when his friend Lil Tracy shared the update to millions of his followers, that is when the news of his death reached everyone.
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R.I.P #LilKawaii Just from the few mins we got to talk I knew you were a good soul and I'll never forget you or your music pic.twitter.com/Ywa4CjMRpy— Dill =p (@GothBulletClub) August 27, 2021
Rest easy my boy #lilkawaii pic.twitter.com/tTWfQzd7PS— Pedroflexin (@Pedroflexin223) August 28, 2021
It was when Lil Kawaii’s friend Lil Tracy, who can be found on Instagram @tracyminajj with 1.1m followers, took to Instagram to share a post captioned, "LOOOOVVVVVEEEEEEE YOUUUUUUUU💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔♾♾♾♾♾ RIP LIL KAWAII”.
In another post, he wrote, "I can’t believe your gone I love you so much you was my real twin brother dead ass slept on floors together all types of shit I love you forever my twin RIP LIL KAWAII ♾ 💔"
On his Instagram stories, Lil Tracy posted many photos of him along with Lil Kawaii - either them together or of the deceased musician in work mode. Going by their pictures together, it looks like the two were not only working alongside each other but were also really close friends. The death seems to have affected Lil Tracy a lot. Remembering his friend, over one of the images he wrote, “I can’t f***ing believe this sh** rest in peace to my twin brother I can’t believe this sh**, I love you so much.”
So what happened? How did Lil Kawaii die?
Lil Tracy also took to Instagram stories following the news and said to his followers, “Stop taking fake drugs“. In the video, one can see him emotionally torn, crying over Lil Kawaii's death and then giving the advice. After which, he breaks down wand goes off the frame. With more than 2.3K people watching the live upload, he repeats the message at the end of the video before taking a deep drag of a cigarette and then logging off.
You can watch the video here:
While there is no official report or announcement of the real reason behind Lil Kawaii's death, Lil Tracy's emotional video suggests that his death could be related to drugs. Another artist named Lalonie took to Twitter to say that she’d lost two friends in the last week from an overdose and wrote, “RIP LIL KAWAII”. "Three days ago, my friend Inju passed away from an overdose. Last night, I hosted her vigil. This morning, I woke up to the news of another friend dying from overdose. Please take care of your friends & keep them safe. Wouldn’t wish this pain on anyone. RIP INJU & RIP LIL KAWAII," she wrote.
Three days ago, my friend Inju passed away from an overdose. Last night, I hosted her vigil. This morning, I woke up to the news of another friend dying from overdose. Please take care of your friends & keep them safe. Wouldn’t wish this pain on anyone.— lalonie (@SLAYLONIE) August 27, 2021
RIP INJU & RIP LIL KAWAII
Both these updates point to the possibility that Lil Kawaii's death was drug-related. MEAWW will update this story as and when official news is made available.