This past weekend, hip-hop lost another young rapper from an apparent suicide. Though, 22-year-old Freddy E wasn’t signed to a major, he had a steady Youtube following and was known for spoken word and his comedy skits on Youtube. Following his tragic death, fans began to point out his relationship with Honey Cocaine. Online rumors began to circulate around Freddy taking his own life after being devastated from a failed romance with Honey. However, after dealing with brutal twitter fans blaming her for his death, she opened up to MTV News about the situation.

“What they don’t understand is that we were friends, we were just friends. Blogs are saying that I was his ex-girlfriend and he did what he did because of a failed relationship. That has nothing to do with anything. I need people to understand that it was just a friendship,” Honey Cocaine told MTV News in an exclusive sit-down Tuesday (January 8). “I just want people to know that we were just friends, and we did everything for each other as friends.”

“I think he was just going through a lot, and that’s his personal business. I’m not going to speak about what he was going through, but as his friend, I did communicate with him often,” she explained, teary-eyed. “I just feel like he couldn’t handle his problems anymore, and this is someone who had real, deep issues within him, and I didn’t know, I guess his friends didn’t know. and I guess he made himself seem happy, but he was really just holding everything inside.

more details on Freddy’s death after the jump…

The Seattle Times confirmed Freddy’s death on Sunday (Jan. 6.).  His father released this statement on Facebook: “Not only our family, but the world has lost a talented, sensitive, brilliant young man who lit up our existence with his.” Before his death, Freddy let out this disturbing message.

Nick Fletcher, of the medical examiner’s office, said an autopsy will be performed Monday.

His last tweet was distributing message:

“If there’s a God then He’s calling me back home. This barrel never felt so good next to my dome. It’s cold & I’d rather die than live alone. It’s… all… bad… y’all. *puts finger around trigger.*”

After Freddy’s death, Honey tweeted this message in response to Twitter fans blaming her for his death:

“To say I caused what happened is ignorance.. You know nothing about our friendship or the story, hate me if you feel.. We loved eachother.. We were homies. We had a bond and a connection. For people to attack me acting like I made him do it is a shame,” she wrote on Sunday. “I said some foolish things cause I thought he was joking, he does shit like that to me all the time. This is crazy..”

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