Fetty Wap broke down crying as he thanked his fans for their support in a video following the death of his daughter Lauren, aged four.
Fetty, whose real name is Willie Junior Maxwell II, pleaded with his fans to flood social media with butterflies because his daughter loved them.
The 30-year-old rapper also thanked his followers for their kinds words of love, after Lauren’s death was announced over the weekend by her mother US dancer, Turquoise Miami.
The cause of her death has not yet been made public.
Fetty also shared a photo of Lauren, captioning the adorable pic: “Hey mini me (My Twin)…. I love you to the moon and back forever and ever bestfriend.”
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He took to Instagram to share the video clip, telling fans: “Man. Man. Thank y'all, yeah? That's love. I appreciate ya'll, for real. Damn. That's love. She'd be happy as hell.”
He cried and clutched a photo of Lauren as he added: “'Thank y'all, yeah? I appreciate y'all. Look at my little twin right there.
“Will y'all do me a favor, though? For real. Y'all can do me a favor? Just post all butterflies. All butterflies. Shorty loved butterflies.
“Look at my little baby. Look at my little twin right there. I love you.”
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Turquoise made the tragic announcement on her Instagram this weekend.
Alongside a short clip of Lauren in a swimming pool, she penned: “This is my amazing, beautiful, funny, vibrant, loving, talented, smart and hard-headed princess mermaid Aquarius.’
“If you see this post scrolling by with her comment or just say to yourself 'I love you LAUREN' because they say that souls can feel your love #rip.”
She also took to her Instagram Story to ask fans to be kinder to Fetty after questions about his commitment as a father were raised.
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Turquoise wrote: “It couldn't hurt Some of y'all to be a little bit more compassionate, you don't have to kick a man while he's down”.
It is thought that the little girl passed away in June, but there has not been any confirmation as of yet.
Following a performance at Miami's Rolling Loud festival last month, Fetty wrote on his Instagram Story: “LoLo daddy did that s*** for you last night baby girl.”
He reportedly has a total of six children by five different mothers – Aydin, 10, Zaviera, six, Khari, five, Amani, five, and Zy, born in 2018.
The past year also saw the death of Fetty’s brother Twyshon Depew, after he was shot and killed in New Jersey at the age of 26, in October.
Fetty penned a tribute to him on Instagram, writing: “I love you lil bro my twin … R.I.P … I failed you bro I'm sorry … I keep calling ya phone and you won't pick tf up and that s*** never ring 3 times now it's straight to vm I love you lil bro I really thought I could get you out before I ever had to make a post like this lil bro like wtf”.
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