Fetty Wap broke down crying on Monday as he addressed the death of his four-year-old daughter, Lauren Maxwell.
It is still unclear how the rapper’s child died.
The rapper – real name Willie Junior Maxwell II – begged his fans to flood social media with ‘butterflies’ because his daughter loved them, in an emotional video.
The 30-year-old also thanked his followers for their supportive words following the tragic death of his daughter – who he shares with US dancer Turquoise Miami – which was announced this weekend.
He also shared a photo of the child, with the caption: ‘Hey mini me (My Twin)…. I love you to the moon and back forever and ever bestfriend.’
Earlier, in an emotional video posted on Instagram, he told fans: ‘Man. Man. Thank y’all, yeah? That’s love. I appreciate ya’ll, for real. Damn. That’s love. She’d be happy as hell,’ he said as he took to Instagram Live.
The rapper was seen clutching a photograph of Lauren whom he called his ‘little twin.’
Butterflies for Lauren: Rapper Fetty Wap sheds tears while taking about his daughter on Instagram Live and asks fans to post butterflies because ‘shorty loved butterflies’
Tragic: Fetty also shared this picture of his young child, with the caption, ‘Hey mini me (My Twin) …. “ I love you to the moon and back forever and ever bestfriend.’
‘Thank y’all, yeah? I appreciate y’all. Look at my little twin right there. Will y’all do me a favor, though? For real. Y’all can do me a favor? Just post all butterflies. All butterflies. Shorty loved butterflies. Look at my little baby. Look at my little twin right there. I love you,’ he said.
Turquoise announced the sad news on her Instagram account this weekend, but she did not reveal when or how Lauren died.
DailyMail.com has reached out to Fetty’s rep for comment.
Alongside a short clip of Lauren in a swimming pool, Turquoise added the caption: ‘This is my amazing ,beautiful , funny , vibrant, loving ,talented , smart and hardheaded princess mermaid Aquarius. If you see this post scrolling by with her comment or just say to yourself ‘i love you LAUREN’ because they say that souls can feel your love #rip.’
She also asked that fans be kinder to Fetty Wap after questions about his commitment as a father were raised. The dancer wrote on her Instagram Story: ‘It couldn’t hurt Some of y’all to be a little bit more compassionate, you don’t have to kick a man while he’s down’.
Trying to hold it together: Fetty Wap wipes his eyes as he talks about his daughter, Lauren, who died at just four years old this week.
‘Souls can feel your love’: Turquoise Miami, Fetty Wap’s baby mama, posted this picture of their daughter Lauren who died earlier this week though no cause has come out as of yet
‘Losing a child is as down as it gets’: Turquoise Miami asked fans to show Fetty Wap more compassion after questions about his commitment as a father were raised
‘Daddy did that s*** for you’: Fetty dedicated his performance at Miami’s Rolling Loud to Laurent last month
It is believed the little girl passed in June but there has been no confirmation yet.
Following a performance at Miami’s Rolling Loud festival last month, Fetty wrote on his Instagram Story: ‘LoLo daddy did that s*** for you last night baby girl.’
The rapper reportedly has a total of six children by five different mothers. Their names are Aydin, 10, Zaviera, 6, Khari, 5, Amani, 5, and Zy, born in 2018.
Fetty is believed to be single. In September 2019, he married model Leandra K. Gonzalez in a private ceremony but they split in March 2020.
FW at work: The rapper reportedly has a total of six children by five different mothers. Their names are Aydin, 10, Zaviera, 6, Khari, 5, Amani, 5, and Zy, born in 2018. Seen in 2019 in London
It has not been an easy year for Fetty.
In October, the My Way hitmaker took to social media to pay tribute to his brother, Twyshon Depew, after he was shot and killed in New Jersey aged 26.
He wrote on Instagram: ‘I love you lil bro my twin … R.I.P … I failed you bro I’m sorry … I keep calling ya phone and you won’t pick tf up and that s*** never ring 3 times now it’s straight to vm I love you lil bro I really thought I could get you out before I ever had to make a post like this lil bro like wtf’.
And last month, Fetty remembered his sibling on Father’s Day. He posted: ‘You was new to it but true to it… happy Father’s Day lil bro … sai green we got him …#HoodAngels… you too Perion I love you big bra ya lil ones aint that lil no more ima pop a bottle for y’all today gang’
Self-medication? Fetty Wap smokes while talking about the death of his daughter on Instagram live
A year full of loss: Fetty Wap, who already paid tribute to his brother who died in a shooting earlier this year, holds up a picture of his daughter Lauren
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