KayO Redd sadly committed suicide in Dec. 2013, but with ‘Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta’ airing the tragedy on June 9 — and the family’s reaction to it — rapper brother Waka Flocka Flame opened up all over again with a series of emotional tweets while the episode aired.
As Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta fans could see on the June 9 episode, Waka Flocka Flame was absolutely crushed by his brother KayO Redd‘s Dec. 2013 suicide. And while everyone tweeted support to Waka and prayers to KayO as the show aired last night, it turned out Waka was also watching, and reliving that unbelievably emotional moment when he lost his brother.
Waka Flocka Flame Mourns Brother KayO Redd All Over Again
KayO’s suicide may have been nearly six months ago, but Waka’s pain is clearly still raw — and watching Love & Hip Hop deal with it only brought back those painful feelings. During the episode Waka tweeted:
— Waka Flocka Flame (@WakaFlockabsm) June 10, 2014
He then tweeted one last tribute to KayO, a series of emojis and a picture of his brother:
Waka was extremely emotional while opening up in the Love & Hip Hop episode — and we can only imagine how hard it was for him to watch himself in the episode and relive all the things he felt when KayO took his life.
Fans Support Waka Flocka Flame
Fortunately, Waka can lean on his fans in this tough time — the outpouring of support for the Atlanta rapper during the episode was truly overwhelming. As Waka was shown coping with his brother’s death, the phrase “Aww Waka” even began trending!
These are just a few tweets showing love and support:
if Waka’s family story didn’t touch you , you have no soul #lahhatl
— Read My Fuckin Bio ! (@iiCvnt) June 10, 2014
its so sad what happened to Waka Flocka brother 😔
— BrownSkinShady (@qveenshawna) June 10, 2014
Aww RIP Waka Flocka’s brother though 😔🙏 — S.K (@_lowkeysadity) June 10, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers continue to go out to Waka and his family as they continue to mourn KayO’s death.
— Andrew Gruttadaro