Rapper and social media influencer Braxton Baker has died at the age of 21, MTO News has learned.
This morning Braxton’s mother confirmed the tragic news on Instagram and while she did not reveal a cause of death, online speculation is that the beautiful young woman may have died by suicide.
Braxton, who was born in Virginia and is known to her fans as ‘Brax’, first found fame after the 2017 release of her music project, VERSE(atility).
She quickly garnered a huge social media following, accruing more than 100,000 Instagram followers. Outside of her social media following, Brax had a very bright future ahead of her where according to reports she was in the process of creating a fashion brand. The brand was inspired by ‘the work of Black queer revolutionary womxn.’
But Braxton apparently had her demons too.
She revealed in a 2018 interview with SVGE Magazine that she was ‘in the midst of an existential crisis’ and talked openly about her mental health struggles. She said:
‘I’m just trying to find my light again, snatch it, and shove it back in my soul. I’m out here living through it, figuring it out, and fighting it out like my life depends on it,’ she stated.
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She added: ‘The biggest change I had to make, to achieve my first level of healing, was letting go of everything I thought I knew about myself…. Then the depression came harder. Now, the biggest change I’m making is completely passing my life over to God.’
Here are some Tributes to her via Twitter: