Philly MC and model, Chynna has died, sources close to rapper confirmed.
“I can regrettably confirm Chynna passed away,” her manager John Miller told Stereogum via email. He added that her family said, “Chynna was deeply loved and will be sorely missed”.
The 25-year-old got her start in the industry after she signed to Ford Models when she was 14-years-old. On weekends, she’d travel New York City with the late A$AP Yams. It was the producer and creative who inspired the “seasonal depression” rapper to pursue her music career.
In the 2013, made waves with her single, “Selfie,” followed by the hard-knocking “Glen Coco,” before releasing her EP, I‘m Not Here. This Isn’t Happening in 2015. Two years later, Ms. Rogers released her EP, Music 2 Die 2 .
It’s no secret that she struggled with opiate addiction. Back in 2017, the late rapper told VIBE that she was three years sober.
“I felt crazy. I didn’t want to be a statistic. I didn’t want to go out that way and people be like: ‘I told you so,” or glamorize it [drugs], because I don’t feel like that,” Chynna said to VIBE. “It was nerve-wracking to be open, but when you see how many more people who are dealing with the same thing, it’s good to have some kind of example of someone you didn’t expect to be going through it.”
Chynna went on to explain how having a support system was instrumental in her battling addiction. “It was hard,” she said. “I had to go away for a minute and I did detox, but it was a matter of having a really good support system of family and friends.”
chynna you were fuckin hilarious bro… today was our last exchange of jokes & those i will miss the most. i can’t believe it idk how to
i love you. so very much.
my heart is officially iced.
— Kehlani (@Kehlani) April 9, 2020
Damn it’s true 😔 her cousin confirmed on IG 😔😔😔 pic.twitter.com/S9yGblZjUc
— PSMIITH (@BoomFuego) April 9, 2020
REST EASY CHYNNA. WE GON MISS U SIS. ❤️👼 pic.twitter.com/xcFdnhs030
— A$AP MOB (@ASAPMOB) April 9, 2020