Waka Flocka says He’s Dedicating his Life to Suicide Prevention and Mental Health

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Waka Flocka is standing up for a topic that has impacted a lot of families, including his own. On May 26, the Atlanta rapper tweeted his support for those battling and affected by suicide and mental health issues. “I’m officially dedicating my life to suicide prevention and mental illness!!!,” he wrote. “Y’all not alone Waka Flocka Flame is with y’all now!!!!”

Waka’s tweet comes seven years after his brother, KayO Redd, took his life in December of 2013. The rising rapper was found in his home in Henry Country, Ga. after passing due to an apparent suicide. The Platinum rapper has spoken on his brother’s death over the years and revealed in a 2017 interview that KayO called him prior to his passing, but Waka didn’t answer the call. During an appearance on VICE’s The Therapist, Waka Flocka also shared details of his brother’s death, revealing that he killed himself with a handgun.

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