Is Rich the Kid dead? That is a question anxious fans were left asking after a cryptic post surfaced online from the popular rapper’s social media accounts. The message read, “R.i.P Rich the Kid, 1992-2018” and was posted on his official Instagram account. Rich the Kid was born Dimitri Leslie Roger on July 13, 1992, so fans were hoping that it was not a heartbreaking announcement.
“Someone please tell me Rich The Kid isn’t dead and he just is trolling the internet rn,” one Twitter user wrote.
Another added, “If rich the kid is dead nobody talk to me for the next month tbh.”
But while there has been no confirmation about what was behind the cryptic message that left fans in a frenzy, an Instagram account that belongs to a person who describes himself as Rich the Kid’s manager said that the rapper is simply changing his name.
bro Rich The Kid announcing his name change was the worst form if announcement. (his manager said he's changing his name) pic.twitter.com/nTyvONc43w
— Nathan / Ved (@Vedrcc) July 31, 2018
The message comes a couple of days after Rich the Kid blasted 300 Entertainment, his longtime label, in an Instagram video. Rich blasted the label and asked to be let out of his contract before urging other artists against signing with 300 Entertainment in the since-deleted clip.
“F*** 300 Ent., y’all suck,” Rich said. “Listen, y’all gotta let me out this damn contract. I don’t wanna be with y’all no f**king more. I told y’all, I’ll get y’all this money back. I don’t wanna be with y’all label no more. Y’all suck. Y’all is trash. Listen, young independent artists, do not sign with 300 Ent. They’re the worst label ever.”
Stay tuned for updates.