Kehlani and other stars are beginning their new year in mourning after news spread that up-and-coming rapper Lexii Alijai has passed away. The 21-year-old rapper was a rising talent in the hip-hop community. Lexii Ailjai’s family broke the news of her death on social media. As of now, the cause of the young star’s passing is not yet known. Lexii rose to fame with her viral remixes of hits from Nas and Drake, and released two albums when she was just a teenager.
Musicians in the community are uniting and speaking out on Lexii Alijai’s sudden death. Kehlani, who featured Lexii on her 2015 hit “Jealous,” is among the celebrities who are mourning the loss of the young talent. Writing a lengthy post on social media, the singer shared several pictures with Lexii and poured her heart out about losing a person who she called “brilliant, kind, strong, gentle” and “compassionate.” Seemingly confirming the news of her passing, Kehlani began her post describing her emotions after finding out about Lexii’s death.
“i’m so sick. i’m so angry. i’m confused and my heart is broken. i don’t know why this happened,” she stated. “i don’t know what you’ve ever done but be brilliant, kind, strong, gentle, compassionate… my lil fuckin baby dawg. you got my heart on the floor right now lex.” Continuing by talking about her talent, the singer wrote, “you were such a star to me because every word you spoke was true. every word you wrote was honest. you asked questions with wide eyes, you laughed and covered your mouth cuz you was always so shy even tho everyone who ever seen you said you was so damn gorgeous. fuck imma miss you.”
Kehlani also mentioned the bright future that Lexii Alijai had. “you was supposed to go take over the world lex. you was supposed take home the trophies and hang the plaques up,” she added. Reminiscing on their memories together, Kehlani concluded her tribute by writing, “i won’t forget the late night drives or the hotel nights i won’t forget u playing in my makeup i won’t forget a thing. why it had to be like this. i love you sis. so much. huggin yo family.” Stars like Niecy Nash, Ruby Rose and more commented on Kehlani’s post offering support to the singer.