In the early hours of July 4, a DJ who was just beginning to make a name for herself on the Houston music scene fell from the balcony of a high-rise building, falling four stories onto a pool deck below. The only other person on the balcony that morning – the DJ’s girlfriend – said she saw her partner climb onto a patio chair and swing over the railing.
“There’s no way I pushed her over the edge,” Nishia Jackson wrote in a Facebook post, claiming his girlfriend “could only recover because she climbed on the furniture “.
“I literally should have picked it up and thrown it at it, which is absolutely absurd!” Jackson continued. “WE DIDN’T BEAT!”
Darian Lewis, who rode as DJ D Baby, has died more than a week after being hospitalized since the fall, his mother announced on Wednesday.
“My youngest and only daughter has transitioned,” Terri Lewis wrote on Facebook“please pray for the family, my heart is heavy and broken.”
Darian Lewis had celebrated his 23rd birthday just weeks before his death. Details of her 5 a.m. fall, which took her from the 13th to the 9th floor of the downtown building, remain unclear. His girlfriend, Jackson, took to social media just before news broke of Lewis’s death, writing that she had remained silent “out of respect for D, watching so many of you turn this tragedy into something something it is not”.
Lewis, who usually “barely drank,” had been intoxicated that night, Jackson said. After being dropped off at Jackson’s apartment by an “associate,” Lewis rushed to the patio when told she couldn’t drive home, Jackson said. The DJ then allegedly climbed onto the chair and “went down before I could save her,” according to Jackson.
“I’m aware there are a lot of rumors floating around and they’re all very disheartening,” Jackson wrote. “We were far from perfect. We’ve had issues like most though, I would never hurt the one I love or anyone in this way. She added that she had been “devastated” by similar gossip that Lewis had tried to harm himself.
Houston authorities told local media that Lewis’ death appeared to be an accident, but an active investigation into the matter was still ongoing.
“We’re going to trust the system and we’re going to let them do their job,” said Darrin Lewis, the DJ’s father. Fox 26 Houston.
Claiming to be Houston’s “youngest female DJ”, Darian Lewis was a rising social media star with more than 27,000 followers on Instagram as of Thursday. “She did things that 56-year-old people — my age — didn’t do,” her father said.
Lewis was 12 when she first fell in love with music, according to an electronic press kit, playing both the flute and, later, the guitar. She received a DJ controller as a high school graduation gift and began introducing herself as D Baby to her classmates at Texas Southern University soon after.
“The craziest thing is that at the time, I could barely DJ. I saw going to college as a way to reinvent myself and start a new journey,” Lewis said. TravelHouston Last year. “The rest is history in the making.”