AceShowbiz - It's an incredibly sad day for hip-hop community, particularly fans of YSL. Lil Keed, who was signed to Young Thug's record label as well as 300 Entertainment, has reportedly passed away. He was only 24 years old.
The news of Keed's sudden passing broke on the Internet on late Friday, May 13, but very little is known about the circumstances. RapTV tweeted, "Lil Keed has reportedly passed away at age 24. Sending prayers & condolences to everyone involved."
While it has not been confirmed by the authorities or Keed's family, tributes have poured in on social media, with one lamenting, "This s**t is so sad." Another shocked fan wrote, "Ain't no way bruh…" A third added, "rip lil keed … wtf can't believe I'm seeing dis r. im sick to my stomach. My brudda was a good hearted n***a fr."
"My baby I'm sorry this S**t so hard I can't deal with this s**t man … this pain running too deep," Akbar V wrote. Kayla B also sent her condolences as tweeting, "Damn RIP LIL KEED Praying for YSL."
The news hit fans of YSL hard as Young Thug, the founder of the label, is currently in jail. Some people appeared to wonder if Keed's death might be related to Thug's legal issues as one asked, "That don't sound suspicious???" Another remarked, "This is a very coincidental time."
Keed, born Raqhid Jevon Render, previously reportedly had a near-death moment during the filming of a music video with Gunna in Atlanta. Back in June 2020, the two frequent collaborators were shooting for the promo of their joint track when what seemed to be multiple gunshots were heard near the location.
In a clip of the scary moment, Gunna was seen showing off his moves along to the music as he filmed in the middle of a quiet neighborhood. Suddenly, gunfire was heard in the background, and the people gathering, including the cameramen, were quickly running for cover. The two rap stars, however, didn't seem to be unharmed in the incident.
Meanwhile, Thug and Gunna have been arrested as they are among 28 men associated with YSL who are charged in a 56-count Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) indictment. Thugger was arrested on Monday, May 9 at a Buckhead mansion after the home where he was at was raided, while Gunna turned himself in to police on Wednesday, May 11.