Joey Bada$$ has announced the cancellation of the rest of his European tour in the wake of the passing of his cousin, Junior B.
Joey announced this on Twitter and Instagram Saturday (December 6), explaining how much Junior’s passing affected him with this heartbreaking caption:
"Today we lost a solider. But I know you'll be forever watching over. Rest in Peace to my big cuz/pro/brother/manager/guardian/angel. No one will ever take your place and I promise we gonna keep pushing way stronger in honor of you. No one will ever understand how much of a selfless and loyal person you was. In this last year I don't know what I would of done without you.."
"You saved me bro just when I thought I couldn't go any longer you came into the picture and shifted my entire drive. Never have I've known someone so inspired to work and help their fellow peers. It's kinda hard writing this without crying, I'm so torn apart."
"But I know no matter what you would just want to see us win. #b4damoney wouldn't have been the same without you involved. I'm forever changed but thank you for blessing us with your heavenly gift and may your soul rest in peace. To my big cuz Junior."
Junior B, a member of Joey’s Pro Era crew, received many rest in peace messages on Twitter.
While details surrounding Junior B’s death have not been revealed, he was recently hospitalized, according to several people on Twitter, including Statik Selektah and Chuck Strangers, who were wishing him a speedy recovery.
Joey also posted about Junior B's hospitalization on November 28 with the following Instagram caption: "I need everyone to say a prayer for my big cousin Junior in the hospital right now suffering 3rd degree burns. Need ya'll energy blessings & love please."
Bada$$ was also deeply impacted by the 2012 death of another Pro Era member, Capital STEEZ. STEEZ and Junior B have been integral in Joey's success, according to the rapper.
Joey's debut album, the long awaited B4.Da.$$ will be out on January 20.