Celebrity Parents Mom of Fetty Wap's Late 4-Year-Old Asks Fans to Be 'More Compassionate' to Rapper After Tragedy "Losing a child is as down as it gets," writes Turquoise Miami, who announced Saturday that her and Fetty Wap's daughter Lauren, 4, had died By Benjamin VanHoose Benjamin VanHoose Twitter Benjamin VanHoose is an Associate Editor on the Movies team at PEOPLE. He's worked at PEOPLE for over three years as a writer and reporter across our Entertainment, Lifestyle and News teams, covering everything from the Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard trial to the Oscars. He regularly covers red carpet events and has interviewed stars like Drew Barrymore, Ryan Reynolds and Kirsten Dunst. He previously worked as a copy editor at Topix Media Lab. People Editorial Guidelines Published on August 3, 2021 11:18 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Turquoise Miami is speaking out in ex Fetty Wap's defense days after revealing that their 4-year-old daughter Lauren had died. After sharing the devastating news in a heartbreaking Instagram post Saturday, Miami thanked followers for sending their condolences, saying on Monday night that the positive "energy is appreciated and felt." Then, in a written message on her Instagram Story Tuesday morning, she cleared up misrepresentations of Fetty Wap as a father, explaining that their "co parenting had improved off [Instagram] and we came to a better place for Lauren." "He became more financially and emotionally responsible for her," she said of the rapper. "He didn't post her the same way I didnt, because Lauren use to get a lot of disrespectful things said about her and I asked him not to." "All that y'all need to know is Lauren loved her daddy and he loved her. She made him laugh with her crazy funny personality and she loved to be the center of attention and he loved to be her audience," the mother continued. "It couldn't hurt Some of y'all to be alittle bit more compassionate, you don't have to kick a man while he's down." "Losing a child is as down as it gets," she added. Want to get the biggest stories from PEOPLE every weekday? Subscribe to our new podcast, PEOPLE Every Day, to get the essential celebrity, entertainment and human interest news stories Monday through Friday. Fetty Wap. Bryan Bedder/WireImage Fetty Wap Reveals His Brother Died in Heartbreaking Tribute: 'I Love You, Lil Bro, My Twin' In an Instagram Live session Monday that was re-posted on Twitter afterward, Fetty Wap showed fans a photo of Lauren and asked them for a "favor:" to post all butterfly emojis since she "loved" butterflies. A rep for Fetty Wap did not respond to PEOPLE's request for comment. On Father's Day in June, Fetty Wap wrote on Instagram, "Pieces of my heart ❤️ ..... It's them over anything or anybody 👑." In addition to Lauren, Fetty Wap is also a father to five other children: Aydin, 10, Zaviera, 6, Khari, 5, Amani, 5, and Zy, 3. Sharing a video of Lauren smiling in a pool on Saturday, Miami wrote in the Instagram caption, "This is my amazing, beautiful, funny, vibrant, loving, talented, smart and hardheaded princess mermaid Aquarius. If you see this post scrolling by with her comment or just say to yourself 'i love you LAUREN' because they say that souls can feel your love #rip 💔." While the child's death was only just confirmed by her family this weekend, multiple reports from Rap-Up and Hot97 suggest Lauren actually died late June. Following his performance at the Rolling Loud festival in Miami, Florida, last weekend, the "Trap Queen" rapper dedicated his set to his late daughter. "LoLo daddy did that s--- for you last night baby girl," he wrote on his Instagram Story at the time.