New York rapper J.I is alive, not dead.
J.I went on Instagram to refute claims about his death. According to the fake report, he was “found dead of an overdose reporters say he was found dead in the bathroom of his New York apartment”.
The rapper said the news is fake and he is “more alive than ever”. He added “More music OTW”.
Justin Irvin Rivera popularly known as J.I the Prince of N.Y is best known for his 2019 breakout single “Need Me”, which has over 100 million streams on Spotify.
J.I melodic rap-sung style and distinctive New York accent have resulted in comparisons to A Boogie wit da Hoodie and Lil Tjay.
He began writing raps and freestyling with his brothers in middle school, influenced by New York City rappers like Tupac, Biggie, Nas, DMX, Jay-Z, and Big Pun.