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Rapper Gigi Lamayne Mourns Loss Of Boyfriend YBK Hours After Going Public With Their Relationship

Musician Gigi Lamayne, whose real name is Genesis Gabriella Tina Manney, has announced the sad passing of her boyfriend, rapper Liberty Mike “YBK” Mhlanga. The Menzi Ngubane rapper, who unveiled her partner a few weeks ago, took to her Instagram on Tuesday, 15 August, to announce that YBK had passed.

Family Statement on YBK’s Passing

A statement shared by the family read: “It is with great sorrow that the Mhlanga family is here to announce the passing of their son, Liberty Mike Mhlanga aka ‘YBK’. Please keep the Mhlanga family in your prayers.” It is currently not clear when YBK, also known as YBK Vision, passed away. However, Gigi had announced the news on her Instagram on Monday, 14 August. She later deleted the post as the family had not made a public announcement.

Gigi Lamayne’s Tribute to YBK


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“Forever you my babe. Forever us. ♾️ ❤️ @ybkvision. We had our whole lives ahead of us. I’m in pain, Liberty. We were so close to writing this story. Your last post … could you feel it somehow? We were grown and ready. Why, God. Mina Angsazi. Let your will be done,” she captioned her post.

The 29-year-old old Love and Hip Hop SA star also paid tribute to her partner and shared their plans to start a church. “Our plans were to start a church. Through our past experiences, teach people about God. We had given our lives to God, denounced the world. You had big plans. Oksalayo you were happy. I hope you are happier in heaven,” Gigi Lamayne wrote.

Who was YBK Vision?

YBK Vision has previously appeared on the defunct lifestyle show called Vuzu Rich Kids. In 2019, it was reported that he was engaged to Durban gqom artist TDK Macassette. However, she denied reports. A year later, TDK announced their engagement. The proposal took place at the Atlantis, The Palm in Dubai, where YBK went down on one knee with a scuba diver in a fish tank with handheld boards written “Thandeka, I love you with all my heart” and “Please be my wife.”

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