Rising rap star Chynna Rogers has died aged 25.
Her family confirmed through her management the news that the A$AP Mob rapper has passed away.
In a statement, they wrote: “Chynna was deeply loved and will be sorely missed.”
Her cause of death is currently unknown.
Chynna began her career as a model, signing to Ford Models at the age of 14.
She later went on to work with the late record producer A$AP Yams, born Steven Rodriguez.
It was when she became involved with the A$AP Mob, that Chynna’s career as a rapper began to take off.
When speaking to Pitchfork in 2018, Chynna opened up about how she overcome drug addiction.
There was tragedy for the young rapper though as a year after she finished rehab, her mother died.
Chynna said that she tried not to let this personal setback send her back down the dark road to drugs again.
She said: “My mum would be really tight with me if I used her as an excuse to fall off.
“It’s just more reason to work and get this s*** done.”
Chynna told Pitchfork: “Two or three years ago, I felt that I hadn’t gone through enough terrible stuff to deserve to have this as a career.
“I didn’t feel like I deserved to be making a living off talking about my life yet because I just couldn’t relate to enough people.
“It wasn’t just the drug-addict thing, but also all the behaviors that come with it, all the situations you end up in, and the people you end up around just living that life.”
She added, “Now I feel like I’ve been through enough shit. Now I feel like I can actually talk to y’all about something.”
Chynna was best known for her hit singles ‘Selfie’ and ‘Glen Coco’. She also released the EP’s ‘I‘m Not Here. This Isn’t Happening’ in 2015 and ‘music 2 die 2’ in 2016.
The rapper’s close friend Gianni Lee posted a moving tribute to Chynna on Instagram, recalling times past they enjoyed together.
She wrote: “I remember when we was some young bucks. Sitting on my mom’s porch eating chicken wings, greasy hands….. and we talked about all the things we wanted to do.
“Remember how it f***ed us up years later? You are an artist. I always looked up to how you played with words.
“You were gifted with the pen, you were a real writer. You proved that to everybody in the game. You had me looking into Edgar Allen Poe and Alfred Hitchcock.
“I remember we were in the Lower East Side and you were irked you had to play look out for me so I could paint…..So I took these photos of you.
“I never got to send them to you. I love you man…. you are a legend and I kno you are happy now.”
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