Aspiring rapper Ervin McKinness, 21, did not know how telling his latest tweet was over Labor Day weekend. 

Moments after writing, "Drunk af going 120 drifting corners #[expletive]It YOLO," at 1:19 am on September 2, the car he was in slammed into a wall, and all five men in the car died. Four out of five of the men died at the scene.

Mckinness, who also went by Jew'elz and Inkyy, had signed a record deal, according to Vibe.

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"He was trying to go out in the music business and stuff. He was getting there already and he was up there. He already had made a couple songs too, and then this stuff happened," his cousin told The Daily Bulletin. McKinness actually already had a video for one of his songs, titled, "Dreams," which was released on his YouTube channel, InkyyTV, in April. 

But after his tweet, the driver of the car ran a red light and lost control.  According to the Huffington Post, McKinness was not the driver. 

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'YOLO' has become a popular phrase among young adults, after rapper Drake released a song earlier this year titled "The Motto." In it, he raps, "You only live once, that's the motto [expletive] yolo."

The term has since been used to justify certain acts that may not be deemed the most responsible, such as drunk driving. McKinness died at 1:40am in Ontario, Calif., after the 2005 Nissan Sentra he and his friends were in ended up in the backyard of a home.

The other men who died instantly are Dylan George, 20, of Ontario; Jonathan Watson, 21, of San Bernardino; and JaJuan Bennett, 23, of Rancho Cucamonga. Watson was reportedly the driver.

According to CBS News, Marquell Bogan, 23, died later at a nearby hospital.