DaBaby tells his followers to check on their friends and family following his brother’s suicide.
Since yesterday (Nov 3) most Americans glued to television, computer, and cellphone screens as election day finally arrived, it’s a stressful time, but it’s marking another unfortunate event for rapper DaBaby. It was announced yesterday that the rapper’s older brother, Glen Johnson, took his own life. A report by TMZ stated that Johnson uploaded a video of himself “upset and distraught.” In the video, Johnson was reportedly seen sitting in a vehicle with a firearm and later, he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
Condolences and words of encouragement have poured in for DaBaby and his family since the tragic news was announced. The rapper recently posted photos of himself out in the community as he spread awareness about the importance of voting, but after the news of his brother’s’ death was shared, DaBaby returned with his own song lyrics to express his grief.
“My brother be thinkin’ that we don’t love him and let him struggle like we ain’t family,” DaBaby raps on his Kirk track “INTRO.” “Like I won’t give up all I got to see you happy, n*gga.”
“I would’ve gave up all I had to see you happy n*gga,” DaBaby added to the text with a black heart emoji.
This morning, Baby urged his fans to reach out to their family members and friends, sharing a video message on Instagram Stories.
“Good morning, check on your people,” said the rapper, clearly shaken up over the news of his brother’s passing. “Somebody probably wants you to call them and say, ‘wassup, are you straight?’ Do that.”
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DaBaby's brother has died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound … according to sources with direct knowledge of the tragedy. TMZ's learned the rapper's older brother, Glenn Johnson, took his own life Tuesday in Charlotte, North Carolina. Glenn had posted a video of himself earlier in the day in a car with a gun, and he was visibly upset and crying. In the video, DaBaby's brother claimed he had been wronged a lot in the past. Not long afterward, our sources say he shot himself in the head and died. We're told Johnson is survived by 3 daughters and a son.