DaBaby‘s older brother, Glen Johnson, has died after suffering a gunshot wound, according to multiple reports. Johnson was 34.
TMZ reported that police found Johnson fatally injured after responding to reports of an assault with a deadly weapon around 1:39 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 3, at a 10230 Berkeley Place Drive address in the hometown for both DaBaby and his brother, Charlotte, North Carolina.
Upon arrival, authorities found a man who was later identified as Johnson, with a gunshot injury. Medics took him to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The media outlet went on to say that Johnson died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head shortly after he posted an Instagram video of him sitting in his car while holding a gun. The clip allegedly showed a visibly upset Johnson speaking about how he’s “been wronged” while crying. Details surrounding the young man’s struggles weren’t divulged at the time. He is survived by his three sons and daughter.
As of now, Johnson’s shooting is being classified as a death investigation. Police will provide an update if they determine foul play.
Following the tragic news, DaBaby, whose real name is Jonathan Lyndale Kirk, wrote in his Instagram bio, “LONG LIVE MY BROTHER.🖤🕊” He also shared several photos of himself hanging out with fans and reporters. He captioned the gallery of photos”🖤.” The post received over 1,500,000 likes from fans who flooded the rapper’s comments section with prayers and condolences.
“My condolences go out to you, ur family n most of all, ur brother 🙏🙏🙏🖤🖤🖤,” one person commented. Another user wrote, “I’m sorry for your loss bro. Keep yah head up man🙏🏾🕊.”
A third fan commented, “I jus heard the new abt your brother g. Yo whole fanbase praying for you bro 🙏.” “I just came to pay respects. No one deserves to go out bc of suicide. He may never see it but I just felt like I should say this. Check up on your friends and family and make sure they’re ok,” a fourth person wrote.
Shortly afterward, he referenced the incident on social media with lyrics from his track “Intro” off his 2019 album “Kirk.”
“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 happy, n—ga. We shocked the world, everybody know what’s happenin’, n–ga,” DaBaby rapped on the track.