An 18-year-old rapper was shot dead at a party in his mother's house after a fight involving a girl escalated. record label, Kevin Baldwin, tweeted
a tribute to the deceased rapper saying, "May Allah have mercy on him. This stupid mentality has to stop!! #missingyoualready #notbywordsbyaction #word2dawise." Swipey, known for his viral hits "Best Friend" and "Dirty" had just dropped his album, Sorry Not Sorry
, in July, had worked with artists Shy Glizzy and Lil Durk during his short life. He was 18 years old.
His manager, Kevin Baldwin, told Heavy.com, citing family members, that Swipey was fighting with a girl that he "used to mess with" at a party in Suitland, Maryland. The fight happened at his mother's house, at around 1 a.m. on August 21. Baldwin said that Swipey had "messed around" with the girl in question around six months previous but wasn't with her at the time of his death. A friend of Swipey's wrote on Twitter that the rapper was shot in the head "twice close range."
Swipey was pronounced dead at the scene, along Parkway Terrace Drive in Suitland. Baldwin told Heavy that Swipey and the girl were constantly fighting with resulted in Baldwin becoming a "Dr. Phil" figure. In one instance, Baldwin said the girl stole Swipey's clothes while he was in the shower and posted photos of the swag to Instagram.
Here are the photos that help to celebrate the life of Swipey, a life that was ended far too soon: