Natina Reed’s family and friends are speaking out about the sudden, tragic passing of the Blaque member.
Natina died after a car struck her down on Saturday night in Georgia. The rapper is survived by her 10-year-old son, Tren Brown.
Tren’s father, rapper Kurupt, is devastated by the loss of Natina, and he released a statement on her passing. "Myself and Tren, Natina’s son, would like to thank everyone for their love and support during this tragic time. This is a tremendous loss to our family," Kurupt said. "Natina was a great person and I wish everyone had the opportunity to meet her and know her as I did."
Meanwhile, Natina’s former group member, Brandi Williams, shared her grief online with fans, stating, "The world was changed forever, life will never be the same…she was my sister."
The third member of Blaque, Shemari DeVoe, offered similar sentiments. "My world as I know it has forever changed. Until we meet again, may you find comfort in the arms of an angel," Shemari tweeted. "I love you Natina."
Brandi and Shemari also came together to release a formal statement on Natina’s death. Even more tragic is the fact that Natina died just as the group was getting ready to make a comeback with two major projects.
"Because of the enormous support of Blaque fans and our love for each another, Blaque officially reunited this fall and we were in the process of working on a new album and a reality show," Brandi and Shemari said in a statement. "Natina continuously embodied the pioneering spirit of Blaque and her undeniable creativity touched the hearts of fans everywhere."
Natina’s parents are still looking for answers about the conditions leading up to the accident. According to TheYBF.com, her mother, Tamara Goodridge, is asking fans for any information about the incident.
"We’re not looking to be victims. We’re not seeking to be angry, but we do need a resolve," Tamara told WSB-TV.
Natina’s dad, Paul Reed, implied that Natina might have been distracted at the time of the accident. "She was on the phone," he said. "She was walking across the street on the phone, and the next thing she’s on the floor."
Tamara added, "I’m sure it played a big part in it, so I’m asking anyone who will view this tape to please be conscientious of the cell phones."
Natina Reed dead at 32