R&B artist Emani 22 has reportedly passed away overnight, as fans and fellow stars pay tribute.
News of the young artist’s apparent death, which is unconfirmed, started circulating online on Monday evening.
It is unclear how Emani reportedly died, however, reports have circulated that she was involved in a car accident. This has not yet been confirmed.
Despite not being confirmed by her family, fellow musicians flocked to social media to pay tribute to the 22-year-old.
Rapper Bhad Bhabie led tributes posting photographs of the artist, whose real name is Emani Johnson.
Others flooded Emani’s Instagram page with their condolences, writing “rest in heaven babygirl” and “so sad.”
The artist amassed a huge 145,000 followers on Instagram, including star DJ Diplo.
Read our Emani 22 live blog for the latest news and updates…
TRIPPIE REDD POSTS CRYTIC TWEET
Rapper Trippie Redd posted a cryptic tweet after the news of Emani’s reported death started circulating.
Some of Emani’s most notable work has been through collaborations with rapper Trippie Redd.
She appears on the 2018 album A Love Letter to You on the songs Firestarter and Emani Interlude.
There are also rumors the two artists have dated in the past.
WHEN DID EMANI START MAKING MUSIC?
Emani 22 entered the music scene in 2018.
Her first single was titled Heartbreak Hotel.
FANS FLOOD HER LATEST PHOTO
The comment section of Emani’s last Instagram post have been flooded with tributes and condolences.
“So sad! Rest In Love,” singer Chris Scholar wrote with blue emojis.
“Rest in heaven babygirl,” singer S3nsi Molly wrote.
Emain’s debut EP The Color Red came out in 2020.
Emani 22 boasts almost 4k monthly listeners on Spotify.
Some of Emani’s most popular singles include Heartbreak Hotel and Dripomatic.
VOYAGE LA INTERVIEW PART 4
Two years ago, Emani spoke about what was next for her.
She said, “Everything right now is all just about spreading my words. I want to keep making music. I have my first EP on the way, so that’s exciting. I have a lot of ideas as far as songs that I will be putting out, so it’ll be cool to see how people react to them.”
VOYAGE LA PART 3
When asked what sets her apart from other artists, Emani shared “For me, I feel like nothing can compare because I’m my own person.
“Everything I put out is very personal, so yes, it can be understood, but it can never be duplicated. I just want to continue to make art and spread the love.”
VOYAGE LA INTERVIEW PART 2
When asked if her musical journey had been easy, Emani responded “Some of the struggles I’ve faced were all just based around finding myself and learning how to control my head.
“I got lost in love and allowed myself to lose sight of me, but with the things I’ve gone through, I found out so much about myself and the life I have around me.
“It’s changed me and I’m grateful for it every day. I use that time period to help me help others and it’s inspired a lot of my art.”
EMANI ON HER PASSION FOR MUSIC
Emani spoke to Voyage LA two years ago about her passion for music.
She said, “All my life, art, and self-expression has been everything to me. So, ever since I was younger, I was always finding ways every day to share my thoughts and visions or just anyway to make them tangible somehow.
“I love making music and with my music, I write about things I go through and things I feel. I want to show people that and I want them to feel from it as well. I want to inspire my listeners in ways they’ve never felt before.
“I want to show people how I see things – how I hear them. I put my passion in my writing and my music and it’s all important to me, from every beat down to every last hum.”
Another friend, Sincere Show, paid tribute on on Facebook writing: ‘I’m heartbroken right now the last thing I thought I’d hear today was that you’re gone I never question s**t but this is crazy like why her I cannot believe this Rest In Peace #Imani @lonebrain.’
Others commented on Emani’s Instagram page writing “rest in heaven babygirl” and “so sad”.
Some fans also took to Twitter to express their grief.
One fan tweeted: “I WANT TO SCREAM. We lost a beautiful soul today, rest in peace to the brights star in the room Emani 22.”
Other added: “Gonna miss u like crazy :(.”
BHAD BHABIE’S TRIBUTE
Alongside a picture of the two, the rapper said: “I don’t even know what to say…This doesn’t even feel real.
“I used to spend almost everyday with you. You taught me so many things.
“You are my inspiration for many things (hair,nails, style, etc) my big sister, I’m gonna miss you so much”
In 2018, she collaborated with rapper Trippie Redd for a few songs on his album A Love Letter to You 3.
WHO WAS EMANI?
Born December 27, 1998, Johnson was a Los Angeles native who was just starting her career as an R&B singer and dancer.
Over the years, Johnson had released multiple singles and before her debut album, The Color Red, in 2020.
MORE TWITTER TRIBUTES
Fans take to Twitter to share their condolences.
LISTENING TO HER MUSIC
Fans have also been listening to her songs to remember her by.
FANS SHARE PHOTOS
Fans have been sharing photos of the singer in her honor.
WHO DID EMANI COLLAB WITH?
Emani collaborated with rapper Trippie Redd, who she was also rumored to be dating.
She appeared on the songs Emani’s Interlude and Inside.
Fans are paying tribute to Emani who many say is their celebrity crush.
HIT AND RUN
Police in Los Angeles are searching for a car involved in a hit and run on Saturday morning.
It has not been confirmed if this case is related to Emani’s reported death.
Twitter user Kasual Kas shared a tribute for Emani.
One fan shared a sweet Instagram dm conversation with Emani in tribute.