Atlanta rapper Waka Flocka Flame‘s mother, Debra Antney, and friends bid a final farewell to fellow musician Kayo Redd days after he lost his life.
According to reports, a funeral service took place Saturday (January 4) in Georgia.
Kayo’s mom asked that no one wear black because “Kayo was full of life and color” and it appears most people obliged. The musician’s music was played at the service along with a montage of pictures of his young life. Several hundred friends, family and fans attended the Home Going Services in the small Georgia town of Conley (population 6,188). The crowd literally shut down several streets as they walked in a procession behind a horse-drawn carriage carrying the body of Kayo, who died of an apparent suicide. (RumorFix)
Antney also reportedly offered some words at her son’s funeral.
Kayo’s mom, Debra Antney, a high-powered hip hop manager, led the march which walked to the beat of a small drum corps. After the young rapper’s body was laid to rest, Debra released white doves into the sky saying, “You’ll always be my baby.” The rest of the crowd followed by releasing white, pink and orange balloons. Kayo was 27. (RumorFix)
Recent reports suggested Redd may have committed suicide.
12:01 PM PT — Police investigating Kayo’s death tell TMZ all evidence now points to suicide — a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Henry County P.D. says the body of Kayo — aka Caodes Scott — was discovered last night in the Georgia subdivision where he lived. The autopsy will be conducted later today. Sources tell TMZ an autopsy will be performed today or tomorrow. (TMZ)
The tragic news not only shook up Redd’s family but also Young Money’s Nicki Minaj who revealed her shocked reaction to his with an Instagram post.
“Devastated by the loss of this precious soul… Always so sweet to me… I cant even… Sending prayers and all my love to Deb, Waka, Wooh, Quam, Big Joe, Bimmy, the entire fam… Gone too soon Kayo… Gone way too soon.,” Nicki posted December 29. (Nicki Minaj’s Instagram)
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