Lexii Alijai has passed away at the age of 21.
According to multiple outlets, the Minnesota rapper’s family members confirmed the tragic news on New Year’s Day.
One woman, who identified herself as a cousin of Alijai’s, wrote on Facebook, “Your a real Legend🎼 if you know her or heard her music you’d feel chills😔. Rest in paradise you’ll never be forgotten!👼🏽 I’m so lost for words...my beautiful cousin with so much talent & Unique soul Lexii Alijai It’s too soon.”
Another woman, who identified herself as Lexii’s relative, exclaimed on social media, “They say don’t question God, but damn why you baby. This thing called life is crazy as hell. My heart is broken 💔 the tears won’t stop. I’m trynna hold it together... I love you more then you’ll ever know. I can’t focus, I can’t concentrate, I’m numb, I literally can not breath. Rest easy baby... 😘 You gained your beautiful wings... Lexii Alijai. Please keep our family in your prayers.”
The musician’s cause of death has not yet been confirmed.
After the devastating story went viral, numerous hip-hop artists shared tributes mourning Alijai’s death.
Kehlani, whose song “Jealous” featured a verse from Lexii, posted:
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i’m so sick. i’m so angry. i’m confused and my heart is broken. i don’t know why this happened. i don’t know what you’ve ever done but be brilliant, kind, strong, gentle, compassionate... my lil fuckin baby dawg. you got my heart on the floor right now lex. you were such a star to me because every word you spoke was true. every word you wrote was honest. you asked questions with wide eyes, you laughed and covered your mouth cuz you was always so shy even tho everyone who ever seen you said you was so damn gorgeous. fuck imma miss you. u was such a thug bro i seen u go thru it ALL!!!! and then TELL THE STORIES SO BEAUTIFULLY! you was supposed to go take over the world lex. you was supposed take home the trophies and hang the plaques up. i won’t forget the late night drives or the hotel nights i won’t forget u playing in my makeup i won’t forget a thing. why it had to be like this. i love you sis. so much. huggin yo family.
i keep typing and backspacing— Kehlani (@Kehlani) January 2, 2020
you knew what you meant to me
everyone knew what you meant
you were so special bro
i seen you fight thru it all i seen u thug it out lex
imma miss you so bad
you was about to get everything you always talked about
RIP MY BABY
I LOVE YOU LEX 4L
Additionally, Wale wrote:
Lexii ... my God man ...— Wale (@Wale) January 1, 2020
Alijai released two albums: “Joseph’s Coat” in 2015, and “Growing Pains” in 2017.