Flame's younger brother, a Brick Squad Monopoly-signee, passed away this weekend.
(Photo: KayO Redd via Twitter)
Although details regarding Redd's passing is unknown (various Internet reports say the young spitter took his own life or may have been killed), his mother, Debra Antney confirmed a tragedy occurred, tweeting, "I just lost another son," Sunday afternoon. Antney also lost a son in 2000.
Late Sunday, Flame took to the social media site as well, tweeting, "Ya Big Brother love you Kayo" along with a dedication to his sibling. The plea, "God please bless me," came from Flame earlier in the day.
Redd, also known as "Redd Dread" for his red dreadlocks, was signed to his older brother's Brick Squad Monopoly imprint — a subdivision of the Gucci Mane-founded 1017 Brick Squad label.
The aspiring rap star's last project was the Redd Kisses mixtape, which he promoted on Twitter just hours before he passed away.
His untimely demise follows the two-year anniversary of the death of Waka's comrade Slim Dunkin, gunned down Dec. 16, 2011.
Redd's story also bookends a particularly tragic month in rap, coming one day after 21-year-old Hustle Gang Member Doe B was killed at an Alabama nightclub and nine days after Three 6 Mafia founder Lord Infamous suffered a fatal heart attack.
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