In a poignant interview with Angie Martinez’ IRL podcast, Moneybagg Yo, Memphis rapper, candidly shared his emotional journey following the untimely passing of his baby mother. The devastating loss has profoundly affected both him and his entire family.
During the interview, Moneybagg Yo expressed the overwhelming sorrow he experienced upon learning about the demise of Kennedy Lynette, also known as Chyna Santana. The rapper revealed that he was instantly overcome with grief and broke down upon hearing the tragic news.
With a total of eight children from four different women, Moneybagg Yo disclosed that he now has full-time custody of the three children he shared with Chyna Santana. He emphasized the deep responsibility he feels as their father.
“She was murdered. She was killed by somebody that she was with,” he said. “It was shocking. I was in Atlanta, recording, working on the tape, and they just called me… I ain’t gonna get as deep as I can, but that’s the picture. I instantly broke down, I couldn’t believe it,” Moneybagg Yo said.
Tragically, Chyna Santana was a victim of homicide, and Moneybagg Yo shared his shock and anger at the circumstances surrounding her death. Recounting the moment he received the fateful phone call while working on a music project in Atlanta, he struggled to comprehend the reality of the situation.
In a raw display of emotion, Moneybagg Yo admitted feeling anger towards Chyna Santana, questioning how she could have allowed such a tragedy to occur, particularly considering the impact it would have on their children. He revealed that his daughter had even expressed her concerns to her mother prior to the incident.
“I was more mad at her than anything, I was like, ‘How you let this happen? How you let your kids’ — and it was so crazy ’cause when I talked to my daughter, she was just telling me at the airport, ‘I told my mama not to go,” Moneybagg Yo added.
The rapper’s vulnerability became evident as he described the overwhelming moment of truth when he had to communicate the heartbreaking news to his daughter. Overwhelmed with grief, he contacted her and struggled to find the right words. Finally, he mustered the strength to inform her by saying that her grandmother would come to be with them.
“This is when I broke down. I was like, ‘Damn, what I’m finna say?’ So I ended up letting the steam out, crybaby. I call my daughter, and I was just like, ‘What you doing? Where y’all at?’ And she said, ‘It happened?’ That’s exactly what she said. “Her mom was supposed to have been with her that night, but she never came back. She was like, ‘It happened?’…I just didn’t know how to tell her. I was like, ‘My mama finna come get y’all.’ That’s all I could say…It’s hard to talk about right now, but I’m a strong man. I’m dealing with it. I’m getting through it,” he continued.
The weight of the situation made it difficult for Moneybagg Yo to bear, but he highlighted his resilience and determination to overcome the pain.
While discussing the loss remains challenging, Moneybagg Yo shared his determination to navigate through this difficult chapter of his life. As a strong and resilient man, he is committed to finding solace and healing amidst the grief he carries.