Rapper Lil Keed died on Friday (13 May 2022) at the age of 24, his record label YSL announced via Twitter on Sunday. His brother Lil Gotit also shared the sad news via Instagram. Did Lil Keed have kids? What do we know about his family life?
Lil Keed had one daughter at the time of his death
Atlanta-based rapper Lil Keed – real name Raqhid Render – has one daughter. Her name is NayChur.
NayChur (“Yes my name is NayChur like Nature,” reads her Instagram bio) turned three years old on 15 March 2022. She was born in 2019.
NayChur’s mother is Quana Bandz. HITC profiled her the day after Lil Keed’s death. She and Render were together for eight years.
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Lil Keed met Quana Bandz when he was in 11th grade. “We were in touch when she graduated,” he told Hot New Hip Hop during a 2019 interview.
“She ended up seeing me and (brother Lil) Gotit live so we ended up meeting up. We’d go to the studio and stuff.”
“We ended up having a baby,” he continued, “baby Naychur, our beautiful daughter. She’s getting big, fat and eating everything.”
Lil Keed’s daughter has almost 12,000 followers on Instagram. She featured in the rapper’s photoshoot for Essence in 2020.
Quana Bandz is pregnant with Lil Keed’s second child – hopes for ‘first Jr’
On Saturday, Lil Keed’s baby mama Quana Bandz revealed in an Instagram story – HITC has a screenshot – that she was pregnant with the rapper’s second child.
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“I hope I have a son,” she wrote over the picture. “He gon’ be your first Jr.”
That means Lil Keed is set to posthumously become a father of two kids: one daughter and one child of as yet unknown gender.
It also suggests that, if she gives birth to a boy, Quana Bandz will name him Raqhid Jr.
A quick look at Raqhid Render’s family life
Born Raqhid Jevon Render on 16 March 1998, the rapper we now know as Lil Keed was the fifth of seven children.
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He grew up in Forest Park but later moved to Atlanta, where he started making music. His younger brother is fellow rapper Lil Gotit; a year and a half separate them.
Lil Keed previously worked at Subway and also put in a stint at McDonald’s before his rap career took off.
“I did Subway before, like a week or two weeks,” he told XXL in December 2019. “I quit ’cause I would never come to work.”
He was signed to Young Thug’s YSL record label and released his first studio album, Long Live Mexico, in June 2019.