DaBaby’s older brother, Glenn Johnson, committed suicide in North Carolina.
DaBaby has been riding the wave of his hard work over the past two years, but aside from professional success, he’s been open about the struggles in his personal life. As he rose to the top of the rap game, he lost his father in the mix of the best times of his life. The loss inspired the title of his album, “Kirk,” which features an old picture of him and his dad on the cover.
Now, according to TMZ, DaBaby has suffered the loss of another family member he’s been vocal about in his music.
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.
The rapper hasn’t said much yet in regards to his brother’s passing but he did however record a video of himself telling his fans to “Check On Ya PPL.” You can tell the “Bop” artist definitely looks somber.
“Somebody probably wants you to call them and say ‘What’s up are you straight?’ Do that,” said the Grammy nominee in his emotional video.
DaBaby who’s real name is Jonathan Lyndale Kirk, has rapped previously that he would give up all he has to see his brother in the past, which you can hear in his song “Intro.” The lyrics read:
“My brother be thinkin’ that we don’t love him and let him struggle like we ain’t family. Like I won’t give up all I got to see you, n****.”
TMZ also noted that DaBaby’s older brother is survived by three daughters and a son.
We send prayers to DaBaby and his family during this difficult time.