The rapper Lupe was killed in a crash involving a tractor-trailer and a bus.
His death was ruled a homicide.
His mother, Lupe, a member of the Black Lives Matter movement, is planning a public memorial service.
Lupe’s death, however, was ruled an accident and his body found in a dumpster on Friday.
In a statement on the artist’s Instagram page, Luse’s family said his death was “a tragic event that has taken place on my daughter’s behalf”.
“The death of my son is tragic.
It will be forever etched in my mind and soul, and we are not going to stop,” the statement read.
The cause of the crash remains unclear.