Minnesota rapper Lexii Alijai died on New Year’s Day, distraught loved ones confirmed on social media.
Alijai, 21, whose full name is Alexis Alijai Lynch, was the granddaughter of singer-songwriter Roger Troutman, Vibe reported. She carved out a name for herself in the industry — building a large following on Soundcloud, Instagram and YouTube before releasing her debut full-length album, “Growing Pains,” in September 2017.
“Rest in paradise you’ll never be forgotten!” Alijai’s cousin, Raeisah Clark, posted to Facebook Wednesday. “I’m so lost for words…my beautiful cousin with so much talent & Unique soul Lexii Alijai It’s too soon.”
“They say don’t question God, but damn why you baby,” another relative, LaMycha Jett, wrote. “This thing called life is crazy as hell. My heart is broken [and] the tears won’t stop….I love you more than you’ll ever know….You gained your beautiful wings.”
Alijai collaborated with California singer-songwriter Kehlani on her singles “Jealous” and “You Should Be Here,” which was nominated for a Grammy.
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Source: Page Six