Legal Statement. They didn’t really do anything for him, they just kept him, like babysitting.”, “There were so many red flags where he should’ve been kept for longer periods of time or put in jail,” she continued. © 2020 MediaMass All rights reserved. Mutual Fund and ETF data provided by Refinitiv Lipper. Floyd Sullivan was 62. this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility guidelines. News of rapper Swae Lee’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. But I think Floyd carried on with his own life and Michael just didn’t understand. Walker said she wants to help educate people regarding the challenges that individuals dealing with mental illnesses and their caretakers endure, and she hopes that the recent tragedy within her family may help others take mental health more seriously. Others say this shows his extreme popularity across the globe. Swae Lee tweeted on Tuesday, "I pray the world let's me keep some compassion" following news of his father's death. “It’s been a few days and everybody’s trying to give them space and let them process what happened,” she told PEOPLE. During his time living with his mom and amid interactions with his brothers, Walker said Michael had some aggressive outbursts due to his mental illness. “He joins the long list of celebrities who have been victimized by this hoax. “I don’t want to speculate — it could’ve happened to anybody because Michael really didn’t need a rhyme or reason to do anything,” she said. UPDATE 26/10/2020 : This story seems to be false. Charles McDougald said the man’s adult son is a person of interest and is being held for psychiatric review. All rights reserved. The Tupelo Police Department confirmed to PEOPLE on Jan. 7 that Walker and Floyd’s son Michael, who was announced as a person of interest following the fatal shooting and was “being detained on a psychological hold,” was “released from a local psychological care facility and immediately arrested for murder.” The death of Floyd, 62, is being investigated as a homicide. "Michael was one of those people that had he done that, he probably would've had a great career. I had a big black eye and even that day, he said we were gonna die.”, Before Floyd’s death, Walker was hopeful that he could somehow connect with Michael, whom she could no longer require to take his medication after he turned 18 in December 2018. And as usual, Twittersphere was frenzied over the death hoax. They’re just dealing with it as best they can.”, RELATED: Inside the Decade’s Most Talked About Moments in Music. Rae Sremmurd's Stepfather Shot Dead. It’s very complicated.”. Fox News Flash top entertainment headlines for Jan. 7, Why 'The Rock' is endorsing THIS candidate, Sharon Osbourne says she was 'afraid and so alone' after abortion at 18, Felicity Huffman completes college admissions scandal sentence in full, Britney Spears' conservatorship keeps her from marrying, having a baby, makeup artist says, Drew Barrymore says she 'really did not take divorce well' after past family struggles, Stevie Nicks says 'time is being stolen from' artists waiting to perform live amid coronavirus pandemic, Jimmy Kimmel shares video on the Affordable Care Act before election. All rights reserved. ©2020 FOX News Network, LLC. “But when you have people that are in positions that they don’t deserve to be in, a lot of times these people are suffering,” she added. The stepfather of Rae Sremmurd — the hip hop duo of brothers Swae Lee and Slim Jxmmi — was shot to death in Tupelo, Mississippi on Monday. This very well could’ve been me. “There were so many red flags. But instead, this is what happened.”. Swae Lee Death Hoax Dismissed Since Rapper Is ‘Alive And Well’. The police don’t have the power to arrest someone that someone says has a history of psych problems.”. “We just kind of accept that a person acts how they act or ‘Hey, this person is a little weird.’ But no, it needs to be something that’s taken seriously. Walker learned of the killing from relatives of her ex-husband Floyd, whom she said had a complex relationship with his son.
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