Lil B got a big scare early Thursday morning when his duplex in Contra Costa, Ca. was ravaged by flames.
He may have not made it out alive if 15-year old Mateo Ysmael -- whose family lives in the other half of the duplex -- hadn't alerted the sleeping emcee by knocking on his door.
"I’m grateful to be alive," Lil B exclaimed. "If that kid didn't come knocking on my door…"
According to Lil B (Brandon McCart) the fire claimed "many of his costumes and some of his music," but he told the Contra Costa Times that he was able to save some of his possessions. The duplex sustained $350,000 in damages and will likely have to be rebuilt.
After the fire, Lil B took to Twitter to express his gratitude and to solicit donations to help with the rebuilding of his home and life.
Lil B studio almost just burnt down pray and send him love, his paypal firstname.lastname@example.org support lil b directly! Firefighter love - Lil B — Lil B From The Pack (@LILBTHEBASEDGOD) January 15, 2015
After this happening to me i really understand whats most important that is life, support Lil B directly from now on pain is real - Lil B — Lil B From The Pack (@LILBTHEBASEDGOD) January 15, 2015
Thank you to the contra costa county fire department! For helping and loving me, thanks to the battalion chief and red cross thank u - Lil B — Lil B From The Pack (@LILBTHEBASEDGOD) January 16, 2015
Photo: The fire….. Earth loves me so does the way - Lil B http://t.co/xCwbdG8aMc — Lil B From The Pack (@LILBTHEBASEDGOD) January 16, 2015
Still in shock about the fire that was not my fault this is a game changer and wake up everyone who does not care about me thank you - Lil B — Lil B From The Pack (@LILBTHEBASEDGOD) January 16, 2015
I want to say god bless all the family's and single people who are homeless in the cold right now i love you and pray for your peace - Lil B — Lil B From The Pack (@LILBTHEBASEDGOD) January 17, 2015