Rapper and influencer Braxton 'Brax' Baker dies aged 21

Marni Dixit
·Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
·2-min read

Rapper and influencer Braxton 'Brax' Baker has died at just 21 years old.

Her mother Letricia Loftin Russell confirmed the heartbreaking news on Thursday with a video shared to Instagram.

Brax Baker
Rapper and influencer Braxton 'Brax' Baker has died at just 21 years old. Instagram/Brax Baker

At this stage, Brax's cause of death has not been publicly released.

The rapper first found fame after releasing her music project VERSE(atility), which gained her thousands of fans online.

Her mum wrote, "Our angel, Braxton Blue.B Baker has ascended.

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"At the time of her ascendance she laid in sacred form. There were no scratches there were no bruises, her internal and external being was completely pure. It was a spiritual release. God retrieved the angel He loaned us.

"Braxton was in spiritual retreat, carefully crafting and curating her art. She has since dedicated her art to humanity and healing, composing two albums and three novels.

"Most recently she was in the process of forming her brand merging her loves for fashion, and the work of Black queer revolutionary womxn."

She continued, "Braxton knew that God was working through her, she had 'vessel' and 'gifted' permanently placed on her body. She knew that her brilliance and art would be shared with the world in God’s timing. This is just the beginning, our whole beings are dedicated to sharing her sacred art with the world.

"Braxton emphasized, 'I’m just delivering God’s message, I’m here and it’s all beyond me. My purpose is way way far greater than me.'"

In 2018, Brax told Svage magazine, "My role is to create art straight from my heart."

Brax said in 2018, "My role is to create art straight from my heart." Photo: Instagram/Brax Baker
Brax said in 2018, "My role is to create art straight from my heart." Photo: Instagram/Brax Baker

"For I know that art will be pure, poetic, powerful, and healing. All I want to do is help the world heal. That’s when things will begin to shift."

Her friends and fans were left heartbroken by her death with makeup artist Scott Osbourne writing on Instagram, "Wow.... I can’t even believe in typing this... You were such an amazing light, Man the work you created, and the work we created together will live on forever!

"I still remember you coming to LA to from atl to glam and have photoshoot, your art will always live on. Until we meet again, RIP Brax... love you always."

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