Rapper DaBaby's Brother Glenn Johnson Dead at 34

Rapper DaBaby's older brother Glenn Johnson died of a gunshot wound in Charlotte, North Carolina on Tuesday, E! News confirmed.

By Corinne Heller Nov 04, 2020 5:23 PMTags
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DaBaby is mourning the loss of his older brother, Glenn Johnson.

The rapper's 34-year-old older sibling died on Tuesday, Nov. 3, in Charlotte, North Carolina, E! News has confirmed. According to a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department spokesperson, officers arrived at a commercial building complex after receiving a report about an assault with a deadly weapon. It was there that they found Johnson, who had suffered a gunshot wound. He was transported to a hospital and was pronounced dead, the spokesperson told E! News. The Mecklenburg County Medical Examiner's Office later confirmed they had received Johnson's body.

Police have classified the case as a death investigation. The cause of DaBaby's brother's death remains unknown. 

The 28-year-old paid tribute to Johnson on Instagram, updating his bio to read, "LONG LIVE MY BROTHER" alongside a black heart emoji and a dove emoji. He also posted on Twitter, "Damn bruh [broken heart emoji]."

On Wednesday, Nov. 4, DaBaby took to his Instagram Story to share lyrics from his song 2017 "Intro": "My brother be thinkin' that we don't love him and let him struggle like we ain't family /Like I won't give up all I got to see you, n----a." He also included three prayer emojis.

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Alongside the lyrics, he wrote, "I would've gave up all I had to see you happy n----."

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Later, he returned to his Instagram Story to post a selfie video showing him saying, "Good morning. Check on ya people."

He continued, "I want you to call and say, 'What's up, are you straight?' Do that."

If you or someone you know needs help, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).