After more than a year since his 11 year-old daughter’s murder, rapper Juvenile has broken his silence on her death and explained the incident’s aftermath.
For Juvie, the pain of losing his child will never fully fade away.
“Time, man,” he explained about how he has coped. “You don’t get over things like that. That’s something that goes with you for the rest of your life. I don’t know, man, just time to yourself. I’m not even comfortable talking about it. I stayed away from the press, everybody had a million questions. I’m not even comfortable talking about it. I got a great wife, good brother, great momma. My family is good.” (MTV)
The fatal incident took place in late February 2008.
A teenage gunman allegedly shot and killed the New Orleans rapper’s daughter Thursday along with her Sheriff’s Deputy mother and older sister in their Lawrenceville, Georgia home, authorities have confirmed. The victims — 39 year-old Joy Deleston and her two daughters, 11 year-old Micaiah, and 4-year-old Jelani — were gunned down by Deleston’s 17 year-old son, Anthony Tyrone Terrell. Jelani was the daughter of Juvenile. (E! Online)
His manager previously expressed the mournig Juvenile went through after the murders.
“It really shocked him and devastated him to the point where I’ve never seen him before,” manager Aubrey Francis said. “Right now he is relaxing and trying to grasp everything of what has happened.” (Huffington Post)
Aside from family, Juvenile spoke with SOHH earlier this year about the status of a Hot Boys reunion.
“I like this question, I like this question,” Juvie admitted. “I’ve been talking to Baby, man. I’ve talked to Baby, he’s real behind doing the Hot Boys album thing. He done came at me three times but the whole thing was and I wanna be truthful to everybody, it was me and him talking. Me and Wayne was cool. Me and B.G. was cool, all of us was cool but I really had to talk to Baby. We had to put everything out on the table and settle our differences and that was something we’d never done. And I can honestly say it’s been done now so y’all can definitely be looking forward to that album. It’s coming. It’s confirmed [laughs] I got a check already. I always say that when people ask like, ‘Man, they already paid me on the Hot Boys album,’ so you know, with me, I’m already in. It’s just a matter of everybody else being in. I don’t think it would be right if we left Mannie Fresh out. Don’t you think? He was the producer, he did all the music for Hot Boys, so we gotta have him involved, if he don’t do the whole album [then] he gotta do something on there.” (SOHH)