YSL rapper Lil Keed died earlier this month of organ failure after complaining about severe stomach pain.
Friends and family of the 24-year-old wanted to hold a vigil for Keed in Starr Park in his hometown of Forest Park, Georgia this coming Tuesday.
However, they've been denied a permit by Forest Park, a city just south of Atlanta. Not only that, the city will take steps to ensure that Keed's friends and family won't be able to use Starr Park for an unofficial service.
“Like so many others throughout metro Atlanta and communities across the nation, the City of Forest Park was saddened to hear about the recent passing of local hometown entertainer Raqhid Jevon Render, also known as Lil Keed. Our thoughts and prayers continue to go out to his family, friends and all those who have been impacted by this unfortunate loss.
“Despite recent reports in the media and in light of several upcoming events — including next week’s very important general primary election — the city has decided not to issue a special permit for a vigil to be held at Starr Park on Tuesday, May 24. Officers from the Forest Park Police Department will be taking extra precautions next week to block streets and parking to Starr Park in an effort to help ensure public safety in our community. Extra patrols at all city parks and public recreation areas will also be taking place, as well, to address elevated security measures.
“Although this may be a difficult time for a great number individuals, the city is dedicated to ensuring the safety and well-being of our residents and businesses. It is our sincere hope that the life of Mr. Render will be celebrated peacefully by all those who wish to remember him and his legacy.”
Keed's death came shortly after Young Thug, Gunn and 26 other YSL members were arrested in a massive RICO sting.