Today (Sept. 12), Gillie Da Kid appeared on the latest episode of “The Pivot Podcast,” where he spoke to former NFL players Channing Crowder, Fred Taylor, and Ryan Clark about the loss of his son rapper YNG Cheese.
“The worst time had to be when I had to wash his body. That was the worst, but it was also the best because I became a man that day,” the former Major Figgas rapper said as tears poured down his face. “I thought I was a f**king man, but I wasn’t… I thought I was a man because I did man s**t. I paid bills. I took care of my family. I took care of my sisters. I took care of my dad, my mom, and kids that’s not even my kids because they lost their dad.”
He continued, “When I washed my son’s body, it was a gift and a curse. It was a good thing and a bad thing because it was a very painful thing to see your son laying there cold and stiff, but I know I sent him off right.”
Elsewhere during the conversation, Gillie made sure to pay tribute to his fellow Philly native Freeway, who he revealed was by his side the entire time. “I want to thank Freeway from the bottom of my heart. You were there every step of the way with me, brother,” he said. “Washing my son’s body, the hardest s**t I ever had to do in my f**king life. I will always love you and respect you, brother, for life.”