Rapper Lil Keed passed away earlier this month at 24 years old. There was a vigil planned on May 24 for the YSL rapper at Starr Park in Forest Park, Georgia, but the permit has been denied.
According to WAGA-TV, a statement from the city read, "Like so many others throughout metro Atlanta and communities across the nation, the City of Forest Park was saddened to hear about the recent passing of local hometown entertainer Raqhid Jevon Render, also known as Lil Keed. Our thoughts and prayers continue to go out to his family, friends and all those who have been impacted by this unfortunate loss.”
The statement continued, "Despite recent reports in the media and in light of several upcoming events — including next week's very important general primary election — the city has decided not to issue a special permit for a vigil to be held at Starr Park on Tuesday, May 24. Officers from the Forest Park Police Department will be taking extra precautions next week to block streets and parking to Starr Park in an effort to help ensure public safety in our community. Extra patrols at all city parks and public recreation areas will also be taking place, as well, to address elevated security measures.”
The statement closed with: “Although this may be a difficult time for a great number of individuals, the city is dedicated to ensuring the safety and well-being of our residents and businesses. It is our sincere hope that the life of Mr. Render will be celebrated peacefully by all those who wish to remember him and his legacy."
Lil Keed kicked off his rap career in 2016 and captured fans with his falsetto voice and melodic hits that were all over his projects Trapped on Cleveland, Trapped on Cleveland 2, Keed Talk to ’Em, Long Live Mexico and Trapped on Cleveland 3.
A 2020 XXL Freshman, Keed told the magazine that his ultimate vision was to be a music superstar. “My goal and my intentions for my future? I wanna be a megastar," he said. "I don’t wanna be no superstar. I wanna be a megastar.”
Born Raqhid Jevon Render, Lil Keed’s cause of death is unknown at this time.