Chynna Rogers dies: Model-Turned-Hip-Hop Artist was 25

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Chynna Rogers dies: Model-Turned-Hip-Hop Artist was 25.

Chynna Rogers, a rapper and model who performed with A$AP Rocky’s hip-hop collective A$AP Mob, has died at the age of 25.

Rogers’ family released a statement on Wednesday (8 April) announcing her death, a cause for which has not been revealed. They said: “Chynna was deeply loved and will be sorely missed.”

Rogers first signed with Ford Models at the age of 14. A year later, she approached the rapper A$AP Yams on Twitter and asked to be his intern.

With his encouragement, she began releasing singles and performing with A$AP Mob, including at the South by Southwest music festival. Her songs have been streamed millions of times on Spotify.

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Rogers was best known for the songs “Selfie” and “Glen Coco”. Her final release was the EP in case i die first in December of last year.

Throughout her career, Rogers was open about her struggles with opiate addiction. She said of her album Ninety: “A lot of it was written at the darkest times of my opiate use. I saw sides of myself that I otherwise would have never seen. They’re not sides that are particularly good, but sides that you need to see to know what you’re capable of.”

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In her final Instagram post on Tuesday (7 April), Rogers shared a video saying: “I think there’s too many soundtracks to our lives. I need music to die to.”

The news has shocked the hip-hop world, which has seen the deaths of several young rappers in recent years, including Juice WRLD, who died in December of an accidental drug overdose at 21, and A$AP Yams, one of Rogers’ mentors, who died at 26 in 2015 of accidental drug intoxication.

Kehlani and A$AP Mob are among those to pay tribute to Rogers.

“Chynna you were f***in hilarious bro,” wrote Kehlani on Twitter. “Today was our last exchange of jokes & those i will miss the most. I can’t believe it idk how to. i love you. so very much. my heart is officially iced.”

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A$AP Mob added: “REST EASY CHYNNA. WE GON MISS U SIS.”

“Anyone that ever was blessed enough to have met or been around chynna knew how pure of a soul she was,” said Lil Debbie. “Loving, giving, humble, talented, an amazing human being. What a sad f***ing day.

Rogers’ mother, Wendy Payne, died at the age of 51 in 2017. The rapper is survived by her father, Michael Magness; two brothers, Jeremy Payne and Michael Magness; and sister, Nala Magness.

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