The young musician has collaborated with some high-profile artists.
The rising R&B singer whose real name is Emani Johnson has passed away on Monday following a “tragic accident,” as per an assertion delivered by her manager to PEOPLE.
“It is with heavy hearts that the family of Emani has confirmed her passing,” a statement provided to the publication reads.
“They would like to share that although she fought courageously and the medical team went above and beyond doing everything in their power to aid in her recovery, on Monday, October 11th, Emani succumbed to the injuries she sustained after a tragic accident. At this time, Emani’s family is asking for privacy to mourn and honor her life and memories.”
Her record producer, J Maine likewise confirmed the vocalist’s passing, “Emani 22 was a wonderful individual that literally brightened up any room she was in.”
He added, “I worked on music with her, and helped her put together her last project which was ‘The Color Red.’ The way we worked together was effortless, we just understood each other,” he continued. “It hurts so bad to know that the last time I saw her was the last time I’d ever see her again.”
“I considered her to be like a little sister to me. She will be missed and never forgotten, and I’ll always think about the great times we had hanging out.”
Emani Johnson’s cause of death has not been verified. Her most-streamed song on Spotify was “Feelings,” and had more than 155,000 followers on Instagram including DJ Diplo. She was also best known for her collabs with rapper Trippie Redd and appeared on two songs from his 2018 album A Love Letter to You: the tracks “Firestarter” and “Emani Interlude.”
Reactions to Rising R&B Singer Emani Passed Away
MY GOD I CAN'T BELIEVE IT😖 REST IN PEACE IN PARADISE EMANI, I LOVE YOU FOREVER…💔🕊 pic.twitter.com/E0vho9MwkM— 💋🧛🏾♂️ (@onlypedro_) October 12, 2021
I WANT TO SCREAM. We lost a beautiful soul today, rest in peace to the brightest star in the room Emani 22 pic.twitter.com/F40vp1OgJ5— Be. (@AlanjBe) October 12, 2021
Emani was only 22, still young and had her whole life ahead of her. Her passing away is really unbelievable asf.— 𝒥 (@nxssa) October 12, 2021
I’m so sick. rip sis I love u 💙 goofiest sweetest and the flyest to ever do it. Long live Emani. pic.twitter.com/eVk6meBrW4— dani jean (@DirrrtyyyDan) October 12, 2021
emani was the type who was loved by everyone she ever encountered. truly a rare soul. my love to all those that are feeling this loss.— earthling (@sadfairysoph) October 12, 2021
i love you so much emani. i’m so sorry this happened to you. we will get you justice. thank you for being such the bright, beautiful, genuine soul that you were. we will never forgot about you. 22 forever❤️@emaniibody pic.twitter.com/gSzwRJuc78— ً (@ALANNATHEBALLER) October 12, 2021
rest easy emani, you continue to be such a bright and beautiful light, i’m so happy i got to meet you and spend these last days in the hospital with you, you are so strong. we love you SOO MUCH 🖤 pic.twitter.com/G8qvtBa3gn— 🍄 mushroom babey 🍄 (@shroombie) October 12, 2021
Rip emani , what a beautiful soul. I hope they find whoever is responsible. Fly high 22🕊— 𝑢𝑙𝑒𝑒 (@yuleemarip) October 12, 2021