How did Lil Keed die? Atlanta rapper's girlfriend shares pregnancy news in her tribute
Lil Keed, a rapper affiliated with Young Thug's Young Stoner Life label, passed away in Los Angeles on Friday, May 13, at the age of 24. The musician's death was verified by a spokesperson to the New York Times on Saturday just hours before Keed (full name: Raqhid Jevon Render) was supposed to play at a music festival in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Keed's death came only days after his mentor, Young Thug, and fellow rapper Gunna were arrested in Atlanta on gang-related charges. The two were named in a massive gang indictment among other label rappers. According to the New York Times, the indictment said that YSL was “a criminal street gang responsible for murders, robberies, drug dealing and more.”
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While the cause of his death is yet to be determined, fans and friends of the Atlanta-based rapper are pouring in their condolences on social media. Lil Gotit, a fellow rapper, wrote on Instagram.“Can’t believe I seened u die today bro." “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.” Three 6 Mafia’s DJ Paul tweeted, "WTF is Goin On??? Me & lil bro just recorded!! 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."
WTF is Goin On??? Me & lil bro just recorded!! 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.#ripllilkeed #ysl 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾 #lilkeed pic.twitter.com/DzhBxsAaCP— DJ PAUL THREE6MAFIA (@DJPAULKOM) May 14, 2022
Quana Bandz, Keed's pregnant girlfriend, wrote a sorrowful Instagram post. “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 explained. “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.”
A fan posted the rapper's video and wrote: "R.I.P. LIL KEED"
R.I.P. LIL KEED 💔 pic.twitter.com/lHUAVfajLe— tone (@babymexico__) May 14, 2022
In an August 2020 interview with Complex, Keed discussed the value of family. When asked what he wanted people to know about him, the 'Nameless' rapper told the publication that he was making songs 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 said at the time. “Then, of course, my mom and my family. I hang with my family. I don’t go hang with everybody.”