Is Rich The Kid really dead? That’s the question fans all over the world we’re left asking after a message posted on the young rappers Instagram account insisted just that. The message read “R.I.P. Rich The Kid 1992-2018” and was posted on Rich The Kid’s official Instagram account today (July 31).
“Someone please tell me Rich The Kid isn’t dead and he just is trolling the internet rn,” one Twitter user wrote.
There have been no further reports on the status of Rich, however, a more logical explanation that he is retiring his name has begun to emerge online. An Instagram account that claims to be Rich The Kid’s manager said in a comment that Rich 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
— PsyQo Ved | Lead (@PsyQo_Ved) 31 July 2018
Another Twitter user claiming to be affiliated with Rich said, “Just got off the phone with Rich he’s okay he’s just retiring the name Rich The Kid his manager also confirmed.”
The message comes only days after Rich blasted his current record label, 300 Entertainment. Rich demanded the label let him out of his contract while also urging other artists to stay clear from signing with them.
“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.”