Update (April 9, 2020): While the cause of death for rapper Chynna was initially unknown, NBC News reports the artist died of an incidental drug overdose. Her mentor, A$AP Yams died of the same in 2015. 

Original story (April 9, 2020): Philadelphia native and rap artist Chynna died Wednesday in her home.

According to People, Chynna’s manager John Miller said the 25-year-old’s cause of death is unknown at this time. Her passing was confirmed through her manager on her family’s behalf.

“Chynna was deeply loved and will be sorely missed,” her family wrote in a statement. 

The artist, known legally as Chynna Rogers, died just four months after she released the EP in case i die first.

Chynna began her career as a model and signed with Ford Models when she was 14 years old. Her career caught the eye of the hip-hop group A$AP Mob, where she found a mentor in the late A$AP Yams. Through affiliation with the upstart hip-hop group, Chynna saw her rap profile grow. Her success started to bloom early in the decade with popular singles in 2013’s “Selfie” and 2014’s “Glen Coco.” 

In a 2018 interview with Pitchfork, Chynna said her music was “for angry people with too much pride” and admitted that she doesn’t openly invite fans into her issues. 

“I usually don’t express myself or get open about things until it’s in hindsight, and I’m not dealing with it anymore,” she explained. “That’s why I didn’t tell people that I was a drug addict until I got out of rehab. I see a lot of artists decide they want to go through shit with their fans, and that’s cool because it gives your fans something to hold onto. But I need to handle it myself first, and then, when I’ve figured out how I want to word it, we can talk about it—y’all not about to go through it with me.”

Chynna was open about the substance abuse disorder she struggled against and often addressed it in her songs. She released the Ninety EP on her 22nd birthday after completing three months of sobriety, per Pitchfork. 

“If you’re not depressed right now, you might be getting high,” Chynna told the digital magazine. “Every day I wake up with new shit to be mad about. It’s too much.” 

Since news of her passing, celebrities and fellow creatives have paid tribute to the late artist on social media.

“Chynna you were f**kin hilarious bro… today was our last exchange of jokes & those i will miss the most. i can’t believe it idk how to. i love you. so very much. my heart is officially iced,” singer Kehlani tweeted.

Chynna’s last project, in case i die first, dropped at the end of last year and was going to be supported with a U.S. tour.