Deb Antney Starts NO R.I.P Campaign After Son’s Suicide

If you are a follower of Love & Hip Hop Atlanta you probably watch for sheer entertainment. But last night’s episode gave a bit more than its normal drama. Cast member Debra Antney, CEO of Mizay Entertainment and the mother of rapper Waka Flocka used the platform to shed light on a much more serious issue. Her youngest son, Kay Redd, committed suicide in December 2013 as a result of a few issues, one being stress relating to internet interactions with people who disliked his more famous brother and mother. During the episode Deb shares her pain and recalls her youngest son defending his family on several occasions against people on the internet. She also talked about obtaining his computer after his death and seeing for herselfthe exchanges between him and others on social media.

Deb decided to use her pain and her son’s death to raise awareness with a campaign, NO R.I.P. (No Reckless Internet Posting). The campaign took on new life last night after being mentioned on the episode, creating a major buzz on the internet with people showing their support for the campaign with the hashtag #NORIP.

We have all experienced people saying hurtful, mean spirited things to us or others over the internet and social media; things that they probably wouldn’t say face to face. The Internet has become a breeding ground for bullies, cowards and wanna be gangsters to spew hate that not everyone is strong enough to ignore or handle. To be tormented and disrespected is a hard pill for anyone to swallow and some just can’t take it.

To lose a child in such a way is devastating but the way Deb has turned her tragedy into an opportunity to raise awareness is courageous. Find out more about the #NORIP campaign at www.PledgeNORIP.com.

RIP Kayo Redd

Kayo Redd

Watch Deb talking about the campaign below.

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  • Thanks for posting and spreading the word! Deb & the #NoRIP team appreciate your respected support!

    • No problem at all. I lost a loved one to suicide last month so I definitely understand her pain. If there’s anything more I can do to get the word out please let me know! #NoRIP

    • kim

      I am a mother of 3 and just dealing with there health issues I thought I had it bad but for you I pray cause you are a great powereful women. Knowing that people can push a person so far we wish we could hold our babies forever in our arms. Plenty of blessing and my kids will know “NO RIP” when they get older. Keeping the movement KB

  • This is a a great write up definitely will share this to get the word out

  • Amy

    Your son is beautiful and so are you for starting this campaign. People want to hate out of jealousy. They will get theirs. They wish they had half of what your family has. People that are talkin shit never had any good loving parents to care about them and teach them. So they dont have shir else to do. I wish I could contribute to your cause but I am a single mom with 3 boys and are doing the best I can. A women like me would LOVE to have somebody in their life like Kayo. R.I.P I know you livin the life now!!!!!

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  • Vicky

    # team no r.i.p

  • Its very sad to see these commentDeb Antney son was very handsome

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