Rapper Brax, 21, dies

play article
Subscribers can listen to this article
Photo: Instagram/dykebrax/
  • 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."

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.

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24