Rising Philadelphia rapper and Ford Model Chynna has passed away.
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According to The Wrap, the 25-year old rapper and model died on Wednesday, her manager confirmed.
“I can regrettably confirm Chynna passed away,” a statement from her manager said, according to the publication. “Chynna was deeply loved and will be sorely missed.”
Although the official cause of death was not revealed, Chynna had previously opened up about her struggles with opiate addiction. During an interview with Vibe in 2017, the young model discussed her addiction and decision to seek help.
“I felt crazy. I didn’t want to be a statistic. I didn’t want to go out that way and people be like: ‘I told you so,” or glamorize it [drugs], because I don’t feel like that,” Chynna said at the time. “It was nerve-wracking to be open, but when you see how many more people who are dealing with the same thing, it’s good to have some kind of example of someone you didn’t expect to be going through it.”
Chynna signed to Ford Models when she was 14 and released her in case i die first EP at the end of last year.
Check out the visuals for i die first and heartfelt condolences from Twitter below.
Model and Underground Hip-Hop Star Chynna Dead At 25 was originally published on hiphopwired.com
Today we mourn the tragic loss of the very beautiful and talented model, rapper, and all around lion-hearted human being @MadeInChynna. 🖤 You will long be missed. We love you 4L Chizzy. 🕊 Rest in Paradise #ChynnaRogers 💔 pic.twitter.com/pfM08xLMnQ— 🛒 (@SHPLFTD) April 9, 2020
😢Just learned of Chynna and unfortunately they aren’t saying how she passed away but she was another soul dealing with her soul. Rest in Peace #ChynnaRogers https://t.co/GW0st00925 pic.twitter.com/6P2CkIL99x— ♡ Love (@_nohlove) April 9, 2020
One of my inspirations @MadeInChynna I remember opening up for you and how you greeted me and told me my set was dope brought me into your section and I’d been a fan ever since you’re the epitome of women supporting other women in rap you will be missed dearly #ChynnaRogers 🖤❤️— ❤️CLEE❤️ (@itscleebitch) April 9, 2020
seasonal depression, untitled, ninety, the conversation— literally her vibe grabbed me out of this dark ass place I was in and I would play her on rpt over & over. #chynna this hurt different, I’m shattered 💔 pic.twitter.com/lxEFD1DvjP— papi chula 🏳️🌈🇩🇴 (@crybby44) April 9, 2020
Another celeb passed. RIP Chynna is trending. I'm going to guess Drugs are the reason.— WithJimbo (@WithJimbo) April 9, 2020
Reason I stopped going to parties in Hollywood, young adults my age getting blasted and ending up in jail or dead, stop being dumb, don't do it.#chynna pic.twitter.com/4IcZ4Jhy9S
Now is not the time, so I'm not gonna say what I really want to say.— DAME 💎 (@DameDiva) April 9, 2020
Once more fact are revealed, maybe yall shld have a real discussion about what's happening in the culture and other factors that may have contributed.
Until yall talk real shxt.. ..#chynna #MacMiller