Rapper Chynna Rogers Dies At 25
Rapper Chynna, who was open about her struggles with opiates, has died at 25.
“Chynna was deeply loved and will be sorely missed,” her family said, in a statement released on Wednesday. A cause of death was not immediately disclosed.
"how lucky we all were to have you. what a light. we will never forget. i promise,” tweeted singer Kehlani, who said she had spoken to Chynna earlier in the day. “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.”
Rapper Lil Debbie tweeted: “Anyone that ever was blessed enough to have met or been around chynna knew how pure of a soul she was. Loving, giving, humble, talented, an amazing human being. What a sad f**king day.”
Signed to Ford Models at 14, Chynna Rogers launched a rap career with the help of A$AP Yams (who died in 2015 at 26 of a drug overdose) and dropped singles like 2013’s “Selfie” and 2014’s “Glen Coco.”
She released a number of EPs, including 2017’s music 2 die 2 and last year’s in case i die first. Her last Instagram post includes a video in which she says: “I think there’s too many soundtracks to our lives. I need music to die to.”
On March 25, Chynna tweeted: "6 feet but make it under."
By her own account, Chynna kicked her addiction to opiates. (On April 7, Chynna tweeted: "everytime i hear the new prices of drugs i used to do i be flabbergasted.") She told Billboard her 2016 mixtape Ninety was reflective “of the time I had spent using" and added: "A lot of it was written at the darkest times of my opiate use. I saw sides of myself that I otherwise would have never seen.”
In a 2018 interview with VIBE, Chynna said she had been clean for three years. "It was hard. I had to go away for a minute and I did detox," she said, "but it was a matter of having a really good support system of family and friends.
“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 glamourize it, because I don't feel like that.”
On March 23, while self-isolating due to the COVID-19 crisis, Chynna tweeted that she was "looking forward to being a better person after this s**t."