According to reports, a gunman had attacked Grizzley’s car while it was leaving the studio in his hometown of Detroit, killing Brown in the backseat. She was later pronounced dead at the hospital while the rapper and one other person survived the incident with no major injuries. On his new single, Grizz musters the strength to address her death.
“How the fuck you gon’ die on me? I can’t stand you / I pray they don’t go to jail, I want ’em dead / I’m just listenin’ to the streets, hearin’ everything they sayin’ / I’m just waitin’ on a name, I’m just prayin’ that they say it,” he spits over the grim Helluva Beats production.
The song was accompanied by a visual that’s equal parts somber and intense. Shots of Grizz and his family attending Brown’s funeral contrast with scenes of the rapper firing rounds in a shooting range. The MV ends on a bittersweet note with a clip of Brown smiling at the camera.
“I thought I been through the worst in life but this gave me some pain that I didn’t even know existed,” the rapper wrote in a new Instagram post, alongside a photo of Brown’s casket. In a previous tribute, Grizz called Brown an “angel” he’ll never forget.
Watch the video for “Satish” below: