Who was Lyric Chanel? The 13-year-old passed away from brain cancer on March 5th, 2021. Lyric Chanel was a huge Cardi B and Beyonce fan who captured the hearts of many while documenting her cancer journey on social media.

Nicki Minaj’s Good Form, Offset’s Clout and Cardi B’s Press are all songs that Lyric remixed or free-styled to on her YouTube channel ‘Yhung.chanel_’. A young girl who lived life to the fullest, Lyric loved dancing and rapping and battled the disease for two years.

Screenshot: City Girls Act Up – Remix Yhung.chanel_ – YouTube

Who was Lyric Chanel?

Lyric Chanel was a 13-year-old girl who lived in Houston, Texas. She documented her battle with brain cancer and anaplastic ependymoma on Instagram and had a following of almost 600k.

Lyric often made YouTube videos and posted to her account (Yhung.chanel_). She had a huge amount of people following her story. Many of them took to Twitter to send their condolences following her passing.

One person wrote: “REST IN PEACE baby girl! You fought a BEAUTIFUL fight. Thank you for sharing your life with us and your fight. We’ll all remember seeing you smiling and dancing and having those nails on FLEEK! You’re with our Lord now… praying for your family”.

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Lyric Chanel’s battle

Lyric developed brain cancer at the age of 11 and had to endure multiple surgeries. Because of the surgeries, she lost her eye sight, memory and ability to walk.

In May 2020, Lyric posted to her IG page that her “tumor had gotten smaller”, however, by August she took to IG again to share that the tumour had grown slightly.

On March 4th 2021, her parents took to Instagram to share that Lyric only had days to live: “Just got news from Dr that Lyric is Dying and only have days to live…. These are the hardest words to have to hear”.

Her GoFundMe page was created in December 2020 and is currently still live. It has almost reached its goal of $200,000.

Lyric Chanel, Beyonce and Cardi B

During her cancer battle, Lyric continued to sing and rap inspiring people all around the world. Her story gained the attention of huge artists Beyonce and Cardi B.

In 2020, Beyonce sent Lyric some pieces from her IVY PARK collection. Cardi B also took to Instagram to share Lyric’s story and said that she inspired her.

Trae tha Truth also supported Houston-born Lyric and accompanied her to hospital visits according to ABC13.

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