I saw the news on my timeline. Practically all the rappers, groupies, and back-up singers, as well as a few people working in the arts, were posting their condolences for the late star: their friend, their brother, and so on, and so on.
Daddy was dead.
It had been a short-lived friendship. That’s what I thought as the news sunk in. But then it hit me that I’d actually known Daddy for seven years, no short space of time.