Recently the hip-hop world was struck by the tragedy that sent shockwaves through the community when Gillie Da Kid’s beloved son, YNG Cheese, lost his life in a tragic and fatal shooting incident in Philadelphia. The devastating incident occurred during a triple shooting on Thursday, July 20, where YNG Cheese tragically became the sole victim.
The news of this heart-rending loss spread like wildfire, and grief and support flooded in from every corner of the industry. Fans, friends, family, and fellow rap figures came together to offer their condolences, comfort, and love during this unimaginably difficult time.
Despite the overwhelming sadness and pain, Gillie Da Kid remained silent about the incident until recently. Through his Instagram, he mustered the strength to share a poignant and heartfelt message dedicated to his late son, expressing the tremendous void that now resides in his heart.
In the caption alongside a picture of YNG Cheese, he poured out his emotions: “I Miss u like $hit Dev, My heart will forever have a Black hole in it but u know ur father gotta be strong to hold the family up. Thanks 4 all the support from family, friends, and my followers. Y’all really helping me get thru these ruff times. Me and my family appreciate and love y’all. Rest Well dev and watch over us u know I got chase. Love u Cheese.”
The ripple effect of YNG Cheese's tragic departure extended beyond Gillie's immediate circle, as his cohost Wallo267 also paid touching tribute to the young soul taken too soon. Expressing profound sorrow, Wallo267 shared, “Lil cuz usually when I talk to you, I got a lot to tell you,” he wrote. “Tonight the pain in my heart & tears spoke to you. I love you beyond life cheese. I got your father, rest well.
The loss of YNG Cheese has reverberated throughout the hip-hop community, with many prominent figures expressing their grief and solidarity. Charlamagne Tha God, Swizz Beatz, Maino, local rapper Mike Knox, Meek Mill, and countless others joined in to share messages of mourning and support, highlighting the bond that unites the hip-hop family during times of sorrow.