The family of the rapper Snoop Dogg is mourning after the tragic loss of his infant grandson Kai Love.
Snoop’s son and the baby’s father 25-year-old Corde Broadus revealed that the baby sadly died on September 25th just 10 days after being born.
He announced the bad news on social media with a heartbreaking video of his son swaddled in a hospital blanket.
The video showed his late son being cradled by his mother in the neonatal intensive care unit, while their toddler Elleven gives her baby brother a tender kiss.
In the background, their loved ones are choking back tears and are sweetly talking to the toddler and deceased infant.
In the caption, Corde wrote: ‘Kai Love 9/15/19 -- 9/25/19. My Son Kai brought so much love and positivity into this world. His energy will live on and these 10 days of love will always be special to us. Let’s all cherish life and those we love while we are here. Thank you’
Corde also shared a photo of the sign outside of the hospital room. It read: ‘Wed 9/25 // Kai Love // Love + Light’.
He has two older children -- son, Zion, and daughter Elleven. He posted a photo of himself and his daughter to thank everyone for the condolences.
He wrote that the biggest lesson is that Kai has done all he needed to do in his ten days on earth.
‘ He died in my arms and that feeling of energy will never leave me. Kai wants all of you to know he’s doing great and wants to continue to inspire those who light is dim. It makes perfect sense to me why 2 spiritual loving and healing people like me and Soraya was given an angel like Kai and now we will use his energy to raise 11 to the best person she can be for ALL of us. ‘
Snoop also posted a message to his Instagram saying, “if you are facing something you don’t understand, choose to trust God.”
Snoop’s wife Shante addressed the tragedy on social media and thanked those that have reached out to offer condolences.
‘Thank You For All Your Well Wishes I See And Feel Them All. The Only Person That Could Get Me Thru This Mood Is #AnitaBaker #LeadMeToLove #BLE #Pafoooorm #BabyKaiLove #MamaTae’
On Thursday, Shante also shared a video of herself as she tearfully sang a song she dedicated to baby Kai, The Love We Had Stays On My Mind, by The Dells. In the caption, she wrote:
‘To My Fifth G Baby ���� Kai Love 9-15-19/9-25-19.’
The cause of death has not yet been released.
Snoop became a grandfather for the first time in January 2015, when Corde’s then-girlfriend Jessica Kyzer gave birth to a baby boy named Zion. He shares Elleven with his partner Soraya, who also gave birth to Kai.
Our condolences to the family.