Inside Swae Lee's Heartbreaking Phone Call To His Brother

Having incarcerated loved ones is a pain many can relate to, which Swae Lee of Rae Sremmurd knows all too well after finally speaking to his brother, who is currently in prison.

For those who missed it, Rae Sremmurd's half-brother Michael Sullivan is incarcerated in Lee County Mississippi Detention Center, as of this writing. He is facing charges for felony first-degree murder in the shooting of his father, Floyd Sullivan Jr., in January 2020, TMZ reported. Floyd was Swae Lee and Slim Jxmmi's stepfather. According to District Attorney John Waddle, the case is not for the death penalty. However, Michael could face life in prison if convicted.

Publicly addressing the incident for the first time, Swae and his mother, Bernadette Walker, spoke to Michael over the phone to discuss the details of the night in question. Read on to find out the content of the heartbreaking call.

Swae Lee's brother recalls 'hearing voices' at the time of his stepfather's death

Swae Lee had to make a painful decision about whether he should finally speak with his brother, Michael Sullivan. In an April 21 clip of the Rae Sremmurd musician's Snapchat series, Swae Meets World (via TMZ), the trio recalled the night in January 2020 when Swae's stepfather was fatally shot. In the 66-second clip, Michael tells his side of what happened. "I was hearing voices. I thought dad was trying to make me kill myself. My stomach was hurting. I couldn't eat really. Different stuff like that and that was it," Michael explained to his brother and mother.

Swae, Slim Jxmmi, and their mother previously claimed Michael suffered from Schizoaffective disorder, which can lead to symptoms such as hallucinations, delusions, disorganized thinking, depression, and manic behavior, per the National Alliance on Mental Illness. There are suspicions Michael may have stopped taking his medication before the alleged shooting, per TMZ. Swae shares his love and support for his brother, regardless of the situation. He tells Michael, "Keep your head clear, Mike... We ain't forgot about you. Keep your head up."

If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health, please contact the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 741741, call the National Alliance on Mental Illness helpline at 1-800-950-NAMI (6264), or visit the National Institute of Mental Health website.