The family of rapper Theophilus London filed a missing person report with Los Angeles police this week and are asking for the public’s help, saying he hasn’t been seen in months.
Family and friends in London believe someone last spoke to the musician in July in Los Angeles, according to the family statement released Wednesday by Secretly, a music label group that has worked with London. His relatives have been trying to determine his whereabouts for the past few weeks and filed a police report earlier this week, the statement said.
In a press release Wednesday evening, the LAPD provided a different timeline for his disappearance, stating that London was last seen in the Skid Row area of downtown Los Angeles around noon on October 15, adding that ” family members had lost all contact with him in October.”
The LAPD confirmed to CBS News that a missing persons report for London was filed Tuesday, but no further details were provided. London was not yet listed on the LAPD’s online missing persons database as of Wednesday evening.
“Theo, your dad loves you, son,” his dad, Lary Moses London, said in the statement. “We miss you. And all your friends and relatives are looking for you. Wherever you are, send us a signal. Either way, we’ll come get you, son.”
London posted prolifically on Instagram, but her final posts also came in July.
London, 35, was born in Trinidad and Tobago and later grew up in the Brooklyn neighborhood of New York. He was nominated for a 2016 Grammy for Best Rap Performance for a featured spot alongside Paul McCartney on Kanye West’s “All Day.”
London frequently collaborated with West, the artist now known as Ye, who produced and guest starred on “Vibes” in 2014. London often posted updates on Ye’s “Donda” and “Donda 2” on Instagram , even saying that he had been “promoted to handle media duties” on behalf of Ye for the month of February.
London himself has released three studio albums – 2011’s ‘Timez Are Weird These Days’, 2020’s ‘Vibes’ and ‘Bebey’. He was recently one of the featured artists on Young Franco’s ‘Get Your Money’, released last September – after his family said he was last heard from.
While “Vibes” was a Warner Records release, while “Bebey” was released on London’s own label, My Bebey Records.
“I wanted to see what the sense of family is, the feeling that I have a plot of land, that I’m building a house on my own land, instead of sleeping in a hotel for the rest of my life”, he told Complex. alone in 2020.