Glenn Johnson died as a result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound a year ago (2020), and in his new tune, "Lonely", DaBaby opens up about the incident.
"As if I got a reason to act like I'm lonely/ I saw my big brother laid out with his brains blown out/ It's been catchin' up on me/ S**t, how would you act if your bro took his life?" he raps.
The "Rockstar" hitmaker previously honored his late brother with the release of his surprise seven-song EP, "My Brother's Keeper (Long Live G)", in November 2020. It featured the track "Brother's Keeper", which detailed the siblings' struggles growing up and urged fans to "never let depression go unchecked."
Johnson reportedly shot himself in Charlotte, North Carolina, hours after he posted a video, during which he was visibly upset and crying about the way his life had turned out. In the clip, he could be seen holding a firearm in a car.
Following his passing, DaBaby alluded to his brother having suffered from depression, posting on Twitter, "If you can't get over depression GET HELP, you see a loved one struggling get them help, they refuse to get help, MAKE em get treated anyway. You suffer from PTSD [Post Traumatic Stress Disorder] take that s**t serious & get help! I'm bouta get a therapist my d**n self! #LongliveG [sic]."