The Philadelphia rapper’s family shared the sad news this morning, saying she was “deeply loved and will be sorely missed.”
Chynna’s death has come at a time when the list of young artists who have died before reaching full potential keeps increasing. Reports by Pitchfork indicate that at the age of 14 years, Chynna inked a deal with Ford Models where she launched her career as a fashion model. She forged a relationship with A$AP Yams, and later the broader A$AP Mob, before beginning her career as an emcee.
She found some success with singles that included 2013’s “Selfie” and 2014’s “Glen Coco”. She released her first EP, I’m Not Here. This Isn’t Happening in 2015, and followed up with Music 2 Die 2 in 2016. Her last EP, In Case I Die First, was released December 2019.
Though her music career was slowly gaining steam, Chynna faced struggles, including a battle with substance abuse.
A cause of death has not yet been revealed.