*UPDATED* R.I.P. Rapper Natina Reed Of The Group BLAQUE, DEAD At 32
Rapper Natina Reed, 32, of the group Blaque, was killed after being struck by a car in Atlanta yesterday. Deets inside....
Natina Reed, a member of the group Blaque, was killed after being struck by a car (the day before her 33rd birthday) while walking across the street in Atlanta last night. A source close to Natina confirmed the fatal accident to TheYBF.com.
Natina first rose to national attention with the R&B hit "808" after being signed to Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes' production company. Ironically, Left Eye was also killed in a car accident.
Outside of music, Natina dabbled in acting and made appearances in Bring It On with Gabrielle Union (pictured above) and "V.I.P." with Pamela Anderson. Natina is survived by her 10-year-old son Tren Brown, with rapper Kurrupt.
*UPDATE* Natina's two groupmates, Brandi Williams & Shamari Fears-Devoe (pictured above) have released a statement. Here it is in full:
On Behalf of Blaque and the entire Left Eye Music Family,
"We are devastated by the loss of our group member, sister and friend Natina Reed. 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. Natina continuously embodied the pioneering spirit of Blaque and her undeniable creativity touched the hearts of fans everywhere. Natina was a mother, sister, accomplished songwriter, artist and friend. We ask for your prayers at this time for Natina's family. She will forever be missed and her global influence eternally felt. We thank God for the experiences we shared."
Neither Natina's family nor Kurrupt have released statements yet about her death.
*UPDATE 2* Natina's accident was not a hit-and-run as previously reported, according to Gwinnett County Police Department.