This week, the R&B world suffered a tough loss. Rising singer Emani 22 has died at age 22, according to producer J Maine.
In a statement to People, Maine said: “Emani 22 was a wonderful individual that literally brightened up any room she was in. I worked on music with her, and helped her put together her last project which was The Color Red. The way we worked together was effortless, we just understood each other. It hurts so bad to know that the last time I saw her was the last time I’d ever see her again.”
Bhad Bhabie also paid tribute to Emani in a touching Instagram post. “I don’t even know what to say,” she wrote. “This doesn’t even feel real. I used to spend almost everyday with you. You taught me so many things. You are my inspiration for many things (hair,nails, style, etc) my big sister. I’m gonna miss you so much.”
Born Emani Johnson, the singer’s cause of death has yet to be announced. Her most-streamed song on Spotify was “Feelings,” and she collaborated with Trippie Redd on two occasions, for “Emani’s Interlude” and “Fire Starter.” In 2020, she released her The Color Red EP.
Check out Bhad Bhabie’s post below.