21 Savage honors his younger brother Terrell Davis after Davis was allegedly killed Sunday night.
While posting photos of his 27-year-old brother, a fellow rapper who went by the stage name TM1way, the 28-year-old wrote, “can’t believe somebody took you baby bro I know I took my anger out on you I wish I could take that ---- back.”
Per the Daily Mail, Davis was allegedly stabbed to death over the weekend in south London.
A family source told the outlet that Davis went shopping for his grandmother and then got into an argument with an old friend, who allegedly lunged forward and stabbed him.
“He was coming back to the house when he saw an old friend. This was someone he’d known for a long time,” the insider said. “They started arguing over something and then suddenly he stabbed him. It was completely out of the blue.
“Terrell didn’t have any enemies that I knew of and he wasn’t involved with any gangs. He just focused on his music,” the source continued. “He was really good rapper and was on the verge of doing big things. He wanted to be like his brother. Everyone is in shock.”
The Daily Mail says Davis was found suffering from a stab wound just before 6 p.m. that night. The outlet adds that police arrived, but Davis was pronounced dead at the scene.
A local resident also told the Daily Mail, “I was playing on my PlayStation when there was a commotion outside. I looked out and there was a young man staggering around who then collapsed into a small hedge. It’s awful. Generally this estate is quiet but there’s a lot of crime that goes on in the areas around it.”
A Metropolitan Police spokesperson says there have yet to be any arrests.
A source also spoke about Davis’ relationship with his brother, saying, “They used to speak on the phone quite a bit and on WhatsApp. I don’t think Savage has been back to Britain for a while because he’s had some legal problems in the U.S.”
The Daily Mail says they have the same father, Kevin Emmons.
In February 2019, 21 Savage, born She’yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was accused of overstaying a 12-month visa and was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
ICE spokesman Brian Cox told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the MC is an “unlawfully present United Kingdom national” who entered the country legally as a teenager in July 2005 on a visa, which expired the following year.
Days later, Savage’s attorneys released a statement saying their client arrived legally in the United States when he was 7 years old, and that his legal status expired in 2006 “through no fault of his own.”
Savage remained in ICE custody for 10 days before he was released on $100,000 bond.
According to a 2016 interview with The Fader, Savage lost his brother Quantivayus Joseph in a fatal shooting.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Terrell’s family and loved ones for their loss.