Floyd Sullivan who helped raise the two Rae Sremmurd stars when the boys were still in the middle school has passed away in Mississippi from fatal gunshot wounds.
Heartbreaking news came from Swae Lee‘s family. His 62-year-old stepfather Floyd Sullivan has died on the scene after he was fatally shot. The rapper’s younger half-brother Michael Sullivan was taken into police custody as a person of interest.
According to TMZ, cops were dispatched to a home in Mississippi Monday night, January 6 following a 911 call. They arrived to find Floyd already dead with at least a couple gunshot wounds. 19-year-old Michael is being held for psychiatric evaluation.
Swae Lee and his Rae Sremmurd brother Slim Jxmmi were raised by Floyd when they were in middle school. They moved in with Floyd after he started seeing their mother Bernadette following her army retirement.
Floyd sold drugs to keep the boys in school. “He was doing whatever he had to do. Keeping us in school, getting us to school,” Swae told The Fader. With Floyd’s support, the home, although a little crowded, became “the easiest place for [the boys] to get by.”
Floyd Sullivan has an additional son, Floyd Jr., from a previous relationship. “RIP pops,” he wrote on Instagram following his father’s shocking death. “Love you always. [love] The greatest man I’ve ever known.”
The two Rae Sremmurd stars haven’t commented on the family tragedy, but Jxmmi recently posted this Instagram Story, “I’ll never sell my soul or turn back on my fam. I don’t got friends, just family & associates.”