Lil B's house caught on fire last night, and a 15-year-old boy played a big role in saving the rapper.
Early this morning, Lil B was awoken by someone banging on his door. That person was Mateo Ysmael, a resident of the same two-story duplex in Contra Costa County, CA, and to whom Lil B now admits he owes his life. An electrical fire had spread through the residence, and B was one of seven alerted to the news by Ysmael.
The rapper (referred to as an "aspiring hip-hop artist") is quoted in a local paper saying "I'm grateful to be alive. If that kid didn't come knocking on my door ..." The article also reports that he lost many of his "costumes" and music, but that the majority of his possessions are undamaged. Read Lil B's tweets below, in which he asks for your support via email.
Lil B studio almost just burnt down pray and send him love, his paypal firstname.lastname@example.org support lil b directly! Firefighter love - Lil B— Lil B From The Pack (@LILBTHEBASEDGOD) January 15, 2015
After this happening to me i really understand whats most important that is life, support Lil B directly from now on pain is real - Lil B— Lil B From The Pack (@LILBTHEBASEDGOD) January 15, 2015
Thank you to the contra costa county fire department! For helping and loving me, thanks to the battalion chief and red cross thank u - Lil B— Lil B From The Pack (@LILBTHEBASEDGOD) January 16, 2015
Photo: The fire….. Earth loves me so does the way - Lil B http://t.co/xCwbdG8aMc— Lil B From The Pack (@LILBTHEBASEDGOD) January 16, 2015
Still in shock about the fire that was not my fault this is a game changer and wake up everyone who does not care about me thank you - Lil B— Lil B From The Pack (@LILBTHEBASEDGOD) January 16, 2015
I want to say god bless all the family's and single people who are homeless in the cold right now i love you and pray for your peace - Lil B— Lil B From The Pack (@LILBTHEBASEDGOD) January 17, 2015
Nothing is better then support and love thank you all for the respect i appreciate you, the fire will not stop me, not even the fire - Lil B— Lil B From The Pack (@LILBTHEBASEDGOD) January 17, 2015