“Chynna was deeply loved and will be sorely missed,” her family wrote in a statement. Fans and friends of the rapper have taken to Twitter to give their condolences.
One fan tweeted, “Chynna deserved way more love. We need to make sure to give folks their flowers while they are here to see them. This hurts so bad cause I know she was fuckin next man. Her music and vision was raw as fuck.”
A friend of Chynna tweeted, “I’ve never lost a girlfriend before bro. Chynna use to spend the night over my crib, I used to be over hers. I’d go out my way to see her in NYC, and she’d do the same whenever she was in LA. This is way too fuckin much. Over a decade in man love you Chizz.”
Chynna got her big break at age 14 when she was discovered by a Ford modeling scout at Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey. That next week, she was signed. For three years, she did catalog work for the company.
When she was 15, the late ASAP Yams asked Chynna to be his intern, but they ended up being friends instead. He encouraged her to begin writing her own raps and she began performing with ASAP Mob. She released viral hits “Selfie” in 2013 and “Glen Coco” in 2014.
In 2016, Chynna’s music began to rack up thousands of streams. Although things were looking great for her on the music scene, she was battling an opiate addiction. After being sober for three months, she released Ninety, a mixtape where she exposed her rawest truths about the addiction. Her most recent EP, in case i die first, was released in 2019.
We would like to send our condolences to Chynna’s family and friends. RIP.