Hip-hop artist and activist Killer Mike informed fans of the death of his beloved mother, Denise, on several of his social media accounts.
Killer Mike, a.k.a. Michael Render, posted this on his Instagram account Thursday:
“My mother has transitioned to be with our ancestors. All those who believe as I do know energy cannot be destroyed only transformed. I pray she is with our elders in someway and that peace and harmony follow them wherever their souls may roam. I love u Denise with all my heart and soul i do! Your children are successful, your house is in order. Your legacy is intact. You are the reason I know with no doubt in my heart My God is A Black Woman. Goodbye Mom. Salutes "Mama Niecy". #Happy420foreverBaby!”
Killer Mike could not be reached for comment.
Earlier this month, Killer Mike had to make a hasty exit from Cannes to fly back to the United States to be by his mother’s side, whom in another post he lovingly called her a “fire cracker.”
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