On Love & Hip Hop Atlanta, D. Smith gets a call from Waka Flocka Flame’s mom, music manager Deb Antney, saying she wants to connect. D. Smith agrees to meet at Deb’s Mizay Music Group office in Jonesboro. “I have no idea what kind of crazy I’m walking into today,” says D. Smith. “I’m sure she heard about Tammy [Waka’s wife] and Betty Idol’s little brawl.” When they sit down, Deb asks D. Smith to be a part of her anti-bullying program, PledgeNoRIP. Deb tells D. Smith that she started the organization after the death of her son, Kayo Redd. He committed suicide on December 29, 2013.
According to Deb’s webside PledgeNORIP (No Reckless Internet Posting), the effects of “thoughtless people who spread vicious rumors and fed into harmful gossip regarding his mother and other members of their family” weighed heavily on Kayo, who was 22 when he died. His brother Waka said: “That boy [Kayo] had a lot of stress on him. It’s a lot of things that go on behind doors that people don’t know about.” He added: “It’s a lot of stress that come with this game.” Just hours before he killed himself, Kayo was promoting his new mixtape Redd Kisses. Love & Hip Hop Atlanta airs Mondays at 8pm on VH1.