Following the death of King Von, Atlanta’s own Young Thug took to Instagram to commemorate the fallen Chicago rapper.
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It’s unclear as to whether or not King Von and Thug were familiar on a personal level, though the pair did previously cross paths during Von and YNW Melly‘s “Rollin” video; at the 46-second mark, Von can be seen dapping up Thugger at what appears to be a party of sorts. Unfortunately, Von and Thug never collaborated on wax, but given that the Welcome To O Block rapper was steadily on the rise, it wouldn’t have been surprising to see that change over time — especially given that Thug and Lil Durk recently worked together on “Stay Down.”
While he didn’t provide a caption, opting instead for a simple heartbreak emoji, the fact he chose to commemorate King Von’s memory speaks to Thug’s appreciation for the young rapper. He’s but one of the many prominent artists throwing their support behind the OTF signee, who remains mourned by his friends, family, and fans. G Herbo recently penned a powerful homage of his own. Tory Lanez offered his condolences as well. Unfortunately, some felt mixed feelings about the way King Von’s death went down, with T.I. sparking backlash over a perceived take on the matter.
Check out Thugger’s tribute below.