Kayo Redd, Younger Brother Of Waka Flocka Flame, Dead In Suspected Suicide
Kayo Redd, the younger brother of hip hop artist Waka Flocka Flame, died December 29 in a suspected suicide.
Kayo Redd Dead In Suspected Suicide
Redd, an aspiring rapper, died in Atlanta Sunday night. The police have not released an official cause of death yet, but conflicting reports pin it on either a shooting or suicide.
The belief that Redd's death was a suicide comes from an alleged tweet Flocka posted, which is no longer on his feed, which read “MY F***ING LIL BROTHER KILLED HISSELF F**KKKKKKKKK LIFEEEEEEE.”
Tweets continued to appear on Redd's feed through December 30 promoting his upcoming work, likely due to automatic tweet updates.
Hip Hop Community Mourns Kayo Redd
Flocka posted two messages mourning the loss of his younger brother on his Twitter. He tweeted “God please bless me,” then posted a short video montage of Redd.
Ya Big Brother love you Kayo https://t.co/2wSW9O3cHT
— Waka Flocka Flame (@WakaFlockabsm) December 30, 2013
Debra Antney, Redd and Flocka’s mother and manager, tweeted out a somber message.
I just lost another son.
— Debra Antney (@debrantney) December 30, 2013
Antney lost her first son in 2000 in a car accident when Flocka was 13. In an interview Antney said that Flocka acted out and blamed himself for his first brother’s death.
Mike WiLL Made It mourned the loss of Redd too, tweeting “Man wtf now my lil bro Kayo… Smh RIP young'n… Damn.”
Nicki Minaj, who was previously managed by Antney, posted a photo of Redd on Instagram and shared her condolences. "Devastated by the loss of this precious soul… Always so sweet to me… I cant even… Sending prayers and all my love to Deb, Waka, Wooh, Quam, Big Joe, Bimmy, the entire fam… Gone too soon Kayo… Gone way too soon," she wrote with the picture
Redd recently released a mixtape called Redd Kisses and promoted it just hours before his death.