Two weeks after rapper Fetty Wap announced the birth of his daughter, Legacy Cherchez La Flare, he revealed that the baby girl had died at the age of 4.
At a press conference in Brooklyn, New York, Fetty Wap declined to give the cause of the baby’s death. He and his wife, Masika Kalysha, addressed the fans, who understood why Fetty wanted to remain silent about his daughter’s death.
“Legacy was beautiful. I’m still in a bad way right now,” Fetty Wap said, fighting back tears.
Kalysha says that life will return to normal.
“One thing we can take away from all of this is how strong we are. Nothing will be too big for us. We’re going to rebuild,” Kalysha said.
The couple shared their love for their new daughter in a video that was published to Instagram on March 20. Fetty Wap simply captioned the video, “Lil Mama Forever.”
“I love you baby,” Kalysha said in the video.
“Look at you growing up real fast,” Fetty Wap continued. “Oh my God. I’m glad we got you. You’re going to be great. God has blessed me. I’m going to take you out on tour. I’m going to take you out of here. We’re going to ride and you’re not going to see none of this.”
Kalysha, who also frequently appears on Fetty Wap’s videos and music, could be seen giving the baby the highest of smooches in the video.
Fetty Wap, whose real name is Willie Maxwell II, is signed to Atlantic Records and is known for singles like “Trap Queen” and “My Way.”