KingFace aka Larry Henry is the rapper and social media star known for his support of President Donald Trump who died on September 29, friends said on social media. He was 38 years old.
KingFace’s friend, fellow conservative activist Rob Smith, confirmed the rapper’s death in a post on Facebook. Smith referred to KingFace as being “a really deep, intellectual” and “kind” man. Fellow conservative rapper Bryson Gray tweeted, “RIP TO KINGFACE. One of the realest people I’ve ever met. He was the first person in the MAGA movement to post my music on Instagram. His video is the reason I bought the ‘Big MAGA hat’. He was the first person to let me perform with him during blexit. RIP.”
KingFace is survived by his wife, Marion Krouser. In August 2020, a GoFundMe page was set up in order to help Krouser pay for her husband’s medical bills. The fundraising page said KingFace was being treated in the intensive care unit of “one of the best hospitals” in New York City. At the time of writing, the page had raised close to $80,000.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. KingFace Was Suffering From a Kidney Infection That Spread Throughout His Body
KingFace’s friend Stefan Urquelle said in an Instagram Live post in August 2020 that the rapper was in a coma following a kidney infection that spread throughout his body. Urquelle said it was KingFace’s wish that the rapper’s medical issues were kept private.
Gray made a similar statement about KingFace’s health on August 26 in which Gray said his friend was “currently fighting for his life.” He said KingFace had been in a coma since July 2020.
The GoFundMe page did not specify as to what KingFace’s illness was. In late August 2020, KingFace’s wife wrote on Facebook, “Nobody in Chadwick’s circle ‘leaked’ his personal business in four years.” She added, “True friends don’t move a certain way!!! So many getting put on the chop block.” KingFace’s wife celebrated her birthday five days before her husband’s death. The couple’s son celebrated his 11th birthday on September 27.
2. KingFace Called Himself a ‘Pot Smoking Patriot’
One of KingFace’s final public appearances happened in July 2020 when he was interviewed by conservative pundit Candace Owens. At the interview, KingFace wore a t-shirt reading, “Conservative T.H.U.G.” KingFace referred to himself by that moniker on his Twitter bio page. KingFace also called himself a “liberaltearssipper,” “MAGAtron” and a “Pot Smoking Patriot.”
3. In January 2020, KingFace Said He Was Still a Member of the Bloods but Was ‘Inactive’
According to his Facebook page, KingFace was living in Queens, New York, at the time of his death. In February 2020, fellow New York rapper Talib Kweli took issue with KingFace in a social media post.
KingFace told The Epoch Times in a January 2020 feature that he was born in Florida but moved to Brooklyn, New York, with his father when he was 3 years old.
The rapper described himself as a “troubled youth” who grew up around drugs, violence and gang activity. KingFace said that he was arrested and kicked out of school in his youth. During the same interview, KingFace said he was still a member of the Bloods gang but was inactive. KingFace said he was the only person in his neighborhood who was not a member of the Crips gang.
4. KingFace Was Invited to the White House in October 2019 for the Young Black Leadership Summit
Liberals are literally being racist to our face blatantly. I’m supposed to think the way you think I’m supposed to think because of the color of my skin? Are you serious? Racism has been exposed through Trump being president. He’s exposed the real racism.
5. KingFace Admitted to Voting for President Barack Obama in the Past
KingFace told former Grey’s Anatomy star Isaiah Washington in a July 2020 interview on Fox Nation that it was Trump who inspired the rapper to turn his life around. KingFace said Trump “comes from the same surroundings as me.” He added, “I think he’s like the people. I think he is the people. I think he understands the people.”
During the interview, KingFace also said:
Obama made Black people feel like they could become president. When Donald Trump became president, it made the whole world feel like they could become president.
KingFace confirmed in his Epoch Times interview that he voted for President Barack Obama in 2012. After voting for Obama, KingFace said he began to believe that the problems in his community were caused by the Democratic party.
In May 2016, KingFace tweeted a photo of Obama saying, “If you don’t love and respect this man, you’re an idiot.” The next mention of Obama on KingFace’s Twitter page that Heavy could find came in June 2019 when he retweeted a tweet from InfoWars editor-at-large Paul Joseph Waston about President Jimmy Carter. In the tweet, KingFace called Carter “the worst president in history besides Obama.”