A rep for Keed confirmed his passing to Complex, which occurred on May 13. A cause of death is unknown at this time.
“Can’t believe I seened u die today bro I did all my cries,” Gotit wrote. “I know what u want me to do and that’s go hard for Mama Daddy Our Brothers Naychur and Whiteboy.” Gotit posted an additional message on Instagram Stories: “Whyyy bra, whyyy u leave me bra.”
“I love you sooooo much baby what I’m post to do with out you I can’t breathe right sleep right nothing I don’t even wanna talk to nobody Keed I can’t take this,” she wrote. “What am I supposed to tell Naychur? What am I gone tell our new baby ? Keed I just told you the other day if you left me with these two kids I was gone loose my mind my Mind is lost baby.”
She continued, “I’m sooooo sorry I didn’t fly to LA I know I could’ve saved you baby you really showed me all you needed was MY LOVE you gave me that I gave you that. IM SORRY please just tell me this a dream come home. YOU PROTECTED US. Whyyyy DADDY.”
Lil Keed was a fixture in the Atlanta rap scene and gained mainstream success through a catalog that included Keed Talk to ‘Em, A-Team—a collaborative project with Gotit, Zaytoven, and Lil Yachty—as well as his Trapped on Cleveland series. He also played a notable role in Young Thug building up Young Stoner Life Records, with Keed appearing on both Slime Language and Slime Language 2.
In a 2020 interview with Complex, Keed talked about his bond with Thug, saying, “He’s just a great person at heart. He’s real pure-hearted. He teaches you stuff. He gives you game. He tells you some shit folks won’t tell you. I know a lot of folks, they say they’re big dogs and all that shit, but they don’t really help their people. He helps his people. That’s why I love him so much. Every time we’re with him is a great time.”