On August 8, DaBaby took to Instagram to pay tribute to his brother, Glenn Johnson, on his birthday. Fans have since been wondering how the rapper’s brother passed away.

Lately, DaBaby has been surrounded by a ton of controversy. The rapper found himself in hot water for his speech during Rolling Loud, which many felt was homophobic in nature. While he apologized for his words, DaBaby has been paying the price as he was recently removed from various concerts.

Now, it looks like the rapper is taking a step back and focusing on things that matter the most.

(Dababy Instagram Stories)

How did DaBaby’s brother pass away?

DaBaby’s brother, Glenn, passed away on November 3rd in Charlotte, North Carolina. As reported by TMZ, he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, taking his own life.

The outlet further adds that earlier that day, Glenn filmed a video of himself sitting in a car with a gun. The snippet was later seen by his family.

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In the video, Glenn reportedly talks about being wronged in the past. Shortly after this, he committed suicide. DaBaby had his say about his brother’s death soon after.

The rapper said at that time: “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****.”

Tribute to Glenn Johnson explored

On Aug 9, DaBaby shared a couple of tribute messages for his brother on the occasion of his birthday.

Calling it “GDAY,” the rapper wrote: “Happy MF Birthday to my Big Brother Glenn! I MISS you ni**a! I’m celebrating for you all day! these bitch ass ni***s say I’m too real for em.”

Meanwhile, on his Instagram story, DaBaby wrote: “Happy birthday to my big brother. Love you forever, think about you daily. Call me selfish but I still ain’t forgive ya. Long live Glenn.”

(DaBaby Instagram Stories)

What did the rapper say at Rolling Loud?

As DaBaby mourns the death of his brother, he continues to receive a lot of backlash for his comments at Rolling Loud. On Aug 8, it was reported that due to his controversial remarks, Kanye West had even removed the rapper’s song from his upcoming album.

At Rolling Loud, DaBaby said on stage: “If you didn’t show up today with HIV, AIDS, or any of them deadly sexually transmitted diseases that’ll make you die in two to three weeks, then put your cellphone lighter up. Ladies, if your pu**y smell like water, put your cellphone lighter up. Fellas, if you ain’t sucking d**k in the parking lot, put your cellphone lighter up.” 

Shortly after this, Twitter tried to ‘cancel’ him. DaBaby eventually came forward and apologized, but his statement did not make a difference. As of now, DaBaby has not commented further on the incident.

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