The family of HHP have released a statement dismissing suggestions that Lerato Sengadi is the late rapper’s widow, reports Sowetan.
According to the paper, a family spokesperson said that Lerato was never married to the rapper and claimed “she walked out on her own accord last year.”
The spokesperson also made claims surrounding the day of HHP’s death and the family drama that happened when Lerato allegedly asked for documents pertaining to the musician.
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HHP died on October 24 in a suspected suicide. In a statement released by his family on the day, it said HHP was “survived by his wife.”
The day after his death Lerato shared a picture of herself with HHP and quoted lines from his song Harambe.
He previously spoke about ending his life several times.
HHP said in a 2016 interview on internet radio station CliffCentral that he had attempted suicide three times the year before. He described how he had sought help and contemplated suicide after medication prescribed for him made him feel “lethargic”.
“I was thinking while my [life insurance] policies are still active, let me just go out. Fifteen minutes in the car. Hose pipe, whatever. I’m listening to Frank Ocean in the car. I’m thinking, 15 minutes, I should be done. An hour-and-a-half later, nothing happens. I’m listening to the song on repeat now. I get out the car. It’s time to take the kids to school,” HHP said at the time.
The news of the rapper left Mzansi shocked.
His friends have all described HHP as a selfless person who lived to uplift other people.
HHP’s longtime friend and producer Thabiso ‘Thasman’ Tsotetsi struggled to fight back tears as he spoke to TshisaLIVE outside HHP’s house about their two-decade friendship.
“I’m going to miss his honesty. His friendship. I think he was a very motivational somebody, a very spiritual somebody. Jabba wanted everybody to succeed like he had. He wanted to lift up everyone the best way he could. He wanted to assist everybody with almost everything, it didn’t matter what it was.”
His other friend and fellow rapper, Mo Molemi, gave a heartfelt tribute to his childhood friend, saying the rapper “saw his death” and it was his inability “to find his centre” that failed him.
“He considered himself to be physically poor but spiritually rich. He didn’t care for much and would happily spend R100k to help someone who needed it. That was just the kind of person he was.”