New Orleans Bounce Rapper 5th Ward Weebie Dies
It is a sad day for fans of bounce music. New Orleans-bred rapper, Jerome “5th Ward Weebie” Cosey, reportedly died yesterday (1/9/20). To fans of the bounce sound, he is best known for songs like “F*** Katrina” and “Let Me Find Out.” But others were introduced to him by his cameo on Drake‘s “In My Feelings.”
Sources say that Weebie had surgery for a ruptured artery, and died of complications while still in the hospital. P-Town Moe, a close friend of the rapper’s, spoke on his health issues on social media.
Here’s a statement from one of 5th Ward Weebie’s close friends Ptown Moe on the cause of his death. pic.twitter.com/ad1sTTHYyb
— AMillionRoses (@amillion_roses) January 9, 2020
Celebrities like Big Freedia, Mannie Fresh, and New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell mourned him with social media tributes.
5th Ward Weebie was 42-years-old at the time of his death.
His family, friends, and fans are in our thoughts and prayers.
Written by Miata Shanay