Baby CEO, a rapper who first made headlines at 14, is reportedly dead at 20.
However, news of the young rapper’s alleged death was first reported by hip-hop news site My Mixtapez to its 406,000 followers overnight.
Memphis rapper and Fredo Santana protege Baby CEO has reportedly passed away at the age of 20. RIP Baby CEO🙏🏽🕊 pic.twitter.com/TJAPWC7TyX— Hip Hop Ties (@HipHopTies) January 20, 2021
Twitter was lit up Wednesday morning with memorial posts to the young artist who was born Jonathon Brown, according to sources at juvenile court in Memphis, Tennessee.
Baby CEO’s passing comes just three years after the death of Chicago-born hip-hop star Fredo Santana of Savage Records fame. Baby CEO was often described by local media outlets as Santana’s “protégé” before the 27-year-old suffered a fatal seizure in 2018.
You Just Had A Baby Lil Brother😢💔I Promise We Got Yo Son For Life https://t.co/92PpMBZ16F— Big Ceo (@ceobudgang) January 20, 2021
“RIP Baby CEO, Fredo would be proud,” one Twitter user posted in tribute early Wednesday.
Baby CEO first made headlines at 14, when what was described as a “disturbing video” started making rounds on social media. The young boy was featured pointing guns and rapping about drugs, gang signs and dreams of fame in his explicit lyrics.