Azealia Banks has been called out online for suggesting that D.C. Young Fly deserved to die because of the jokes he made about Ms. Jacky Oh! on Wild ‘N Out.
A BET Media Group spokeswoman confirmed the news in a statement that reality TV personality Jacklyn Smith, 32, had died on June 1.
We are heartbroken by the loss of Jacklyn Smith, better known as Jacky Oh, a remarkable member of the Wild ‘N Out family whose contributions will be lost dearly for the rest of time. Over the course of the show’s five seasons, “Jacky Oh was a loving friend and beloved colleague of the Wild ‘N Out cast,” they said.
The media company praised the model for being a “loving friend and beloved colleague of the TV cast through five seasons” and a “tremendous mother” to her three children with long-term boyfriend DC: Nova, six, Nala, two, and Prince’Nehemiah, ten months.
Ms. Jacky Oh no, he died at the young age of 32. Illustration by Paras Gryphon / Getty
Many of the mom-of-three’s friends and family members have posted memorials to her online. B. Simone, her coworker, remarked on how she “lived life to the fullest” in an emotional Instagram post.
Her co-star said, “You were an amazing friend, entrepreneur, and above all a phenomenal mother.”I’m not sure how you did it, but when I have kids I want to be as organised as you are. Your extended family and friends in the South will never stop spreading the word about what a remarkable mom they had in you.
It’s important to note that not every homage has been heartfelt, such as when rapper Azealia Banks released a shocking Instagram story accusing the 31-year-old and other comedians of making colorist jokes about her on Wild ‘N Out.
Azealia Banks reacts to the death of Wild’n Out host Jacky Oh via Instagram Stories pic.twitter.com/etlq6Ti9wt
— Azealia Banks News (@AzealiaNews) June 7, 2023
She wrote, “Damn, Dc Young Fly spent years projecting his own feelings about his own ugliness unto women perfectly secure in their own skin.”
What you say about my tears is your business. Those were not weak tears; these were tears of absolute wrath. Since I came out on top in the end. “I’m glad I cried and got over it,” she remarked, dismissing the incident as insignificant after five years.
That Jackie O. chick had a lot of self-doubt, for sure. “And the nerve of DC to call such a gorgeous woman as Azealia Banks…ugly on National television while a bunch of Black people laughed,” she said.
And strangely, Dead at 32 precisely on my 32nd birthday, May 31st, 2023 in Miami, FL,” the Anna Wintour rapper said in a follow-up post, explaining why Jacky’s death was ironic. I’m going to teach you n****s to quit f***ing with me, so stop it now.
Many shocked Twitter users commented on Banks’ rude message when it was re-shared. A fan said, “Azealia Banks is ill. It’s really low of you to bring up someone else’s dead spouse because of a fake programme you saw four years ago.
A second user commented, “I’m so horrified by what Azealia Banks stated regarding Jacky’s death, YOU TOOK IT PERSONAL the DC clowned you on Wild N Out when you knew what the show was about!! This woman is soulless and makes me sad.
Additionally, a third added: “Azealia Banks actually began with DC Young Fly then got upset when he roasted her back…TO A CRISP. She’s happy about the mother of her child’s death, and now we know why. The a**hole shorty is sick.
Azealia Banks is sick. speaking on someone’s deceased partner because you got your feelings hurt on a staged show 4 years ago is very low.
— SLIM (@_slimarella_) June 7, 2023
I’m so disgusted at what Azealia Banks said about Jacky’s passing , YOU TOOK IT PERSONAL THAT DC clowned you on Wild N Out when you knew what that show was about !! This lady has no soul and is very sad ! God don’t play about his children HE NEVER DID !! My love and prayers still…
— 𝐁𝐈𝐆 𝐌𝐎 … (@JaYunnaMonae) June 7, 2023
Azealia Banks literally started with DC Young Fly then got mad when he roasted her back..TO A CRISP. And THIS is why she's celebrating the death of his child's mother?
Shorty is unwell asf.pic.twitter.com/UPjeis3GX8
— thong song enthusiast. (@thePLAINESTjane) June 7, 2023
The unfortunate demise of Ms. Jacky Oh! has been further detailed. Police were called to a nearby hotel on May 31 “in reference to an unresponsive female,” according to a report seen by PEOPLE.
According to E! News, the PIO said, “Lifesaving efforts were made at Mercy Hospital after she was transported there by the Miami Fire Department, but she was pronounced dead there.”
The article states that Jacklyn Smith and the Homewood Suites by Hilton Miami Downtown/Brickell were mentioned in a police complaint from the Miami Police Department. There has been no announcement about the cause of death.
DC Young Fly, whose real name is John Whitfield, also sent a message to the publication in which he expressed his appreciation to everyone who had been thinking of him and his family through this difficult time. We appreciate the support and respect our privacy needs at this time.
In this awful moment, our hearts go out to Jacklyn’s loved ones.