Moneybagg Yo Details Chyna Santana's Death: "I Instantly Broke Down"

Moneybagg Yo described how he "couldn't believe" she passed away.

BYCaroline Fisher
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Rapper Moneybagg Yo recently appeared on Angie Martinez' IRL podcast, where he revealed the major impact the death of his child's mother, Chyna Santana, had on him. Santana's 2022 passing was revealed when a friend of hers posted, “I’m so sickkkk." Her friend continued, "I’m heart hurting so bad dude. I was just [on the phone] with my sister. Why you had to do me like that!!!!!” Moneybagg Yo went on in the interview to share devastating details of how he discovered she had passed away, describing the situation as hard to believe.

“She was murdered. She was killed by somebody that she was with,” he began. “It was shocking. I was in Atlanta, recording, working on the tape and they just called me." He continued, "I ain’t gonna get as deep as I can, but that’s the picture. I instantly broke down, I couldn’t believe it." Moneybagg Yo describes how his initial reaction was to be upset with Santana. “I was more mad at her than anything, I was like, ‘How you let this happen? How you let your kids’ — and it was so crazy ’cause when I talked to my daughter, she was just telling me at the airport, ‘I told my mama not to go,'" he recalls.

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Moneybagg Yo Recalls His Daughter's Reaction

“This is when I broke down," the rapper revealed. "I was like, ‘Damn, what I’m finna say?’ So I ended up letting the steam out, cry baby. I call my daughter and I was just like, ‘What you doing? Where y’all at?’ And she said, ‘It happened?’ That’s exactly what she said," he shares.

Moneybagg Yo continued, explaining, “Her mom was supposed to have been with her that night, but she never came back. She was like, ‘It happened?’…I just didn’t know how to tell [her]. I was like, ‘My mama finna come get y’all.’ That’s all I could say." He claims, "It’s hard to talk about right now, but I’m a strong man. I’m dealing with it. I’m getting through it.”

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Caroline Fisher is a News Writer at HotNewHipHop from Chicago, Illinois. She started at HNHH this year, and has since spent her time writing about all that is newsworthy in the world of hip-hop. With a drive for hunting down the hottest stories, she enjoys documenting new developments in culture and entertainment. She also has an appreciation for hip-hop and seeks to cover the most important trends and shifts. She has a Bachelor of Arts which she received at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Having graduated in 2022, she majored in English with a concentration in Media, Rhetoric and Cultural Studies. Specializing all things music, pop culture and entertainment, some of her favorite musical artists include Snoop Dogg, OutKast, and Nicki Minaj. When she’s not writing about music she’s also a fan of attending shows, watching the latest movies, staying up-to-date with current events, photography, and poetry.