Chynna Rogers has been one of the most talented female rappers who is also establishing a solid modelling career. Sadly though, she passed away on Wednesday at the very young age of 25 as she was found in her apartment, according to a rep to The Wrap and Hollywood Life. It is being reported as an apparent drug overdose. This news comes as a surprise but ended a road taken by Chyna that came from much pain.
“I can regrettably confirm Chynna passed away today,” said her representative John Miller in an email. “Chynna was deeply loved and will be sorely missed.
Rogers had been making a name for herself for over 10 years as she was discovered as a model by Ford Models at the age of 14. She was scouted at New Jersey’s Six Flags Great Adventure and was signed by the agency in New York the very next day. In 2015, Rogers participated in a spring DKNY campaign which also featured Vogue and Elle. When modeling started to take off, she wanted to be involved in the music industry as well.
She contacted A$AP Yams, who founded A$AP Mob and now features superstars such as A$AP Rocky and A$AP Ferg. She soon became an intern and taken under his wing. Shortly after meeting Yams, she released her first single “Selfie.” She would go on to release her first EP in 2015 titled ‘I’m Not Here. This Isn’t Happening.’ She would then go on to release her ‘Ninety’ mixtape, ‘Music 2 Die 2’ EP, and her ‘In Case I Die First’ this past December.
Based on the titles of some of these projects, they were obviously very concerning. Rogers previously expressed her battles with opioid addiction. She ended up being sober for three years though and her mother’s passing motivated her to not go down that path again after Rogers had previously been to rehab a year before.
“I realized I didn’t have control of the situation anymore the day that I didn’t even feel like getting high, and my body was like, ‘B****, you better get high before you start throwing up and acting like a fool,’” said Rogers in an interview with Pitchfork.
“I didn’t want to be a statistic,” added Chynna. “I didn’t want to go out that way and people be like: ‘I told you so,’ or glamorize [drugs], because I don’t feel like that. My mom would be really tight with me if I used her as excuse to fall off.”
Social media has since paid respects to Chyna on social media as one user on Twitter said “Rest in Jesus Chynna Rogers . God has you, Prettty girl” while another said “Had to come back to pay my respects to Chynna.. We can’t keep losing people at these young ages man.. R.I.P #ChynnaRogers”
Chynna’s talent was definitely something to be recognized as her grind put many people on notice. She was on her way up and it’s a tragedy to know that we won’t know what her ceiling would’ve been. Prayers and condolences go out to her friends and family.
had to come back to pay my respects to Chynna.. we can’t keep losing people at these young ages man..
R.I.P #ChynnaRogers 🙏💔
— asy △△△🆖 (@hahaImAsy) April 9, 2020