​ Early Thursday morning, 15-year-old Mateo Ysmael woke up to the smell of smoke creeping through his bedroom walls. He immediately notified his family and other residents of the apartment complex. "I just ran and got my stepmom, and told her I thought the place was on fire," the 15-year-old said. "Then I went and got my little brother and my two sisters. We got out of there quick. Then I pounded my neighbor's door." That next door neighbor happened to be The Based God, who was sleeping as his apartment complex was preparing to go up in flames. The fire, presumed to be started by an electrical issue, started in the garage of the unit Mateo was sleeping above. Lil B told the local newspaper some of his costumes and music were damaged, but overall he was just happy to be alive and well. On top of what he told reporters, Lil B took to a couple of his social media platforms to reflect. Lil B studio almost just burnt down pray and send him love, his paypal diorpaint@gmail.com support lil b directly! Firefighter love - Lil B — Lil B From The Pack (@LILBTHEBASEDGOD) January 15, 2015 After this happening to me i really understand whats most important that is life, support Lil B directly from now on pain is real - Lil B — Lil B From The Pack (@LILBTHEBASEDGOD) January 15, 2015 Thank you to the contra costa county fire department! For helping and loving me, thanks to the battalion chief and red cross thank u - Lil B — Lil B From The Pack (@LILBTHEBASEDGOD) January 16, 2015 Still in shock about the fire that was not my fault this is a game changer and wake up everyone who does not care about me thank you - Lil B — Lil B From The Pack (@LILBTHEBASEDGOD) January 16, 2015 ​ The Based God also tweeted a photo of the destruction the fire caused inside of his apartment. 
News | January 17, 2015
Lil B Escapes House Fire with Help from Teenager

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Early Thursday morning, 15-year-old Mateo Ysmael woke up to the smell of smoke creeping through his bedroom walls. He immediately notified his family and other residents of the apartment complex. "I just ran and got my stepmom, and told her I thought the place was on fire," the 15-year-old said. "Then I went and got my little brother and my two sisters. We got out of there quick. Then I pounded my neighbor's door."

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That next door neighbor happened to be The Based God, who was sleeping as his apartment complex was preparing to go up in flames. The fire, presumed to be started by an electrical issue, started in the garage of the unit Mateo was sleeping above. Lil B told the local newspaper some of his costumes and music were damaged, but overall he was just happy to be alive and well. On top of what he told reporters, Lil B took to a couple of his social media platforms to reflect.

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The Based God also tweeted a photo of the destruction the fire caused inside of his apartment.