KayO Redd’s tragic reported suspected suicide at the young age of 27 left the hip hop industry shocked and devastated, and mourning artists like Nicki Minaj who had witnessed the rapper’s budding career really came out to show their love on social media.
KayO Redd was definitely a respected and promising young rapper before he was found dead in his Atlanta home on Dec. 29 at only age 27, judging by the amazing outpouring of love and emotional tributes he received from other artists. KayO’s older brother Waka Flacka Flame paid tribute to him by sharing photos of KayO’s life, prompting other industry giants like Nicki Minaj and Mike WiLL Made It to share their memories and respects.
KayO Redd Tributes: Nicki Minaj, Mike WiLL & More Artists Pay Respect To Dead Rapper
Nicki Minaj posted a photo of KayO to her Instagram page along with a touching tribute message. “Devastated by the loss of this precious soul… Always so sweet to me… I cant even…,” she said, before sending her well-wishes to his family. “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.”
Mike WiLL posted a tribute to KayO on Instagram, mourning a major loss. “RIP to a great young dude smh… You gon be missed lil brah… #RIPKAYO,” he posted.
Rich Homie Quan couldn’t believe the news:
— RICH HOMIE QUAN (@RichHomieTweets) December 30, 2013
Trae Tha Truth offered his prayers after the unbelievable news:
— TraeThaTruth (@TRAEABN) December 30, 2013
KayO’s own brother, Waka Flacka Flame, paid tribute by sharing a slideshow of photos:
Ya Big Brother love you Kayo http://t.co/2wSW9O3cHT
— Waka Flocka Flame (@WakaFlockabsm) December 30, 2013
Our thoughts are with KayO’s family and friends at this difficult time.
— Kristine Hope Kowalski