Swae Lee has broken his silence about the death of his stepfather, Floyd Sullivan.
Kerry Smalls, a spokesman for Rae Sremmurd, confirmed that Sullivan is their stepfather and their brother, Michael Brown, is in custody in connection with the shooting. Tupelo Police Captain Charles McDougald said the victim’s son is a person of interest and is being held for psychiatric review. He would not release or confirm the man’s name, saying no charges have been filed.
“There were no other injuries reported in the home and no other suspects are being sought at this time,” McDougald said. He did not say what led to the shooting noting that the investigation is still in its early stages.
Following the heartbreaking news, Swae took to Twitter to share his thoughts. In one tweet, he tweeted heartbroken emojis. He then tweeted, “I pray this world let’s me keep some compassion” followed by, “I’ve been tested my whole life.”
I pray this world let’s me keep some compassion— Swae Lee Lee Swae (@SwaeLee) January 7, 2020
Swae also took to his Instagram account to post about his stepfather’s death. “Life has a crazy way of making sure your still on your toes,” he wrote on his Instagram story. “OG Gone live forever.”
Rae Sremmurd just celebrated the 5th anniversary of their debut album Sremmlife. Slim Jxmmi took to Instagram to salute the album’s release. He wrote, “It’s the 5th anniversary of SremmLife” and posted the album’s cover.
Swae Lee has a solo album in the works and just announced that he will be joining Post Malone and Tyla Yaweh on the “Runaway Tour.” The tour kicks off on Feb. 4 in Omaha, Nebraska and will go until Mar. 21 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Swae says that he will release his solo album once World War III ends. “I’ll drop my album after the war ✌ praying for the troops,” he wrote in an Instagram post.
Take a look at more of Swae’s tweets and Instagram posts about the death of his stepfather.
— Swae Lee Lee Swae (@SwaeLee) January 7, 2020
I’ve been tested my whole life— Swae Lee Lee Swae (@SwaeLee) January 8, 2020