Joey Bada$$ announced Saturday he would be canceling the remainder of his European tour, following the death of his cousin Junior B.
The Brooklyn rapper told his Twitter followers, “I can’t find the strength… I’m sincerely sorry.” He had shows scheduled until Dec. 14, from Oslo, Norway, to Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg.
To my EUROPE fans: I have to cancel the rest of this tour… My cuz just passed and I can’t find the strength… I’m sincerely sorry
— B4.DA.$$ 1.20.15 (@joeybadass) December 6, 2014
Appreciate life and your loved ones at all times… Life can take a turn at any minute… #ripjuniorbfly
— B4.DA.$$ 1.20.15 (@joeybadass) December 7, 2014
— B4.DA.$$ 1.20.15 (@joeyBADASS_) December 7, 2014
Joey Bada$$ had posted a photo of Junior B to Instagram late last month, asking for prayers to his cousin in the hospital suffering from third degree burns. His debut album, B4.Da.$$, is due out Jan. 20.
Today We lost a solider…. But I know you’ll be forever watching over… Rest in PEace to my big cuz/pro/brother/manager/guardian/angel. No one will ever take your place and I promise we gonna keep pushing way stronger in honor of you…. No one will ever understand how much of a selfless and loyal person you was. In this last year I don’t know what I would of done without you.. You saved me bro just when I thought I couldn’t go any longer u came into the picture and shifted my entire drive. Never have I’ve known someone so inspired to work and help their fellow peers. It’s kinda hard writing this without crying, I’m so torn apart… But I know no matter what you would just want to see us win. #b4damoney wouldn’t have been the same without you involved.. I’m forever changed but thank you for blessing us with your heavenly gift and may your soul rest in peace… To my big cuz Junior…