Rapper and social media influencer Brax, born Braxton Baker, has died. She was 21 years old.
The rising hip-hop star’s mother, Letricia Loftin Russell, took to Instagram to share the unfortunate news on Thursday (Nov. 5). “Our Angel Has Ascended Our angel, Braxton Blue.B Baker has ascended,” she wrote alongside a montage of videos and photos featuring her late daughter. “At the time of her ascendance she laid in sacred form. There were no scratches there were no bruises, her internal and external being was completely pure. It was a spiritual release. God retrieved the angel He loaned us.”
“Braxton was in spiritual retreat, carefully crafting and curating her art. She has since dedicated her art to humanity and healing, composing two albums and three novels,” she continued. “Most recently she was in the process of forming her brand merging her loves for fashion, and the work of Black queer revolutionary womxn.”
“Braxton knew that God was working through her, she had ‘vessel’ and ‘gifted’ permanently placed on her body,” Russell added. “She knew that her brilliance and art would be shared with the world in God’s timing. This is just the beginning, our whole beings are dedicated to sharing her sacred art with the world.”
Russell did not specify her daughter’s cause of death.
Virginia-born Brax was best known for her 2017 mixtape VERSE(atility), which featured songs like “Lil B*tch” and “Don’t Deny.”