'A true star': Gucci Mane mourns death of former protegee Enchanting

Enchanting is said to have died from an overdose after trying her
Enchanting is said to have died from an overdose after trying her

Gucci Mane is mourning the loss of his former protegee, Enchanting.

The 44-year-old rapper - whose real name is Radric Delantic Davis - previously signed the 26-year-old rap star to his 1017 Records label and hailed her "a true star" in a touching tribute.

He wrote on social media: “So sad to have to say R.I.P to such a great young lady a true star we gone all miss you Chant @luvenchanting."

A representative for the star told The Shade Room she had died following an overdose and had been in hospital after trying to get clean.

The statement from her manager read: “She came to my house the last four days to get clean. She tried her best and I did everything I could to help her, she tried."

Just a week prior to her passing, Enchanting - whose real name was Channing Nicole Larry - had teased fans about shooting a new music video.

She wrote on Instagram: "Go sub n y’all go get a music video in bout 2 weeks. (sic)"

Enchanting embarked on a career in music when she was 18, and admitted it took a while to find her voice.

She explained in a profile on the 1017 website: “I had to get comfortable with my voice.

“Staying in the studio and constantly recording, it helps me find the style I can be good at.”

She was briefly signed to 1017 in 2020, before leaving the following year.

Enchanting released five studio albums, her most recent being 2022's ‘Luv Scarred/No Luv (Deluxe)’.

Her boyfriend MotionGod Bandman was among those to pay tribute to the star following her untimely death.

He wrote on Facebook: “You finally found that peace that you was looking for.”