- Rapper Brax has died at the age of 21.
- The social media influencer, whose real name is Braxton Baker, was 21 years old at the time of her death.
- Brax gained notoriety with the release of her 2017 album VERSE(atility) and single Lil B*tch.
Rapper and influencer, Brax, whose real name is Braxton Baker, has died. She was 21 years old.
Essence was first to report the news of her death. Though the cause of death has not been revealed, he mother, Letricia Loftin Russell took to Instagram on Thursday to release a statement alongside a video montage of the artist.
"Our Angel Has Ascended," she began the post. "At the time of her ascendance she laid in sacred form. There were no scratches, there were no bruises, her internal and external being was completely pure. It was a spiritual release. God retrieved the angel He loaned us."
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Our angel, Braxton Blue.B Baker has ascended. At the time of her ascendance she laid in sacred form. There were no scratches there were no bruises, her internal and external being was completely pure. It was a spiritual release. God retrieved the angel He loaned us. Braxton was in spiritual retreat, carefully crafting and curating her art. She has since dedicated her art to humanity and healing, composing two albums and three novels. Most recently she was in the process of forming her brand merging her loves for fashion, and the work of Black queer revolutionary womxn. Braxton knew that God was working through her, she had “vessel” and “gifted” permanently placed on her body. She knew that her brilliance and art would be shared with the world in God’s timing. This is just the beginning, our whole beings are dedicated to sharing her sacred art with the world. Braxton emphasized, “I’m just delivering God’s message, I’m here and it’s all beyond me. My purpose is way way far greater than me.” ***We do not own the rights to this music*** but the art that is coming is a gift to the world.
According to her mother's post, Brax was working on new music, as well as fashion, which involved "Black queer revolutionary womxn", at the time of her death.
The 21-year-old first gained notoriety with the release of her 2017 album VERSE(atility), reports Variety, that included the hit Lil B*tch, which she styled, choreographed and directed herself.