Rapper Trina’s Mother, Vernessa Taylor, Dies Of Cancer At 62

Tune Chats - Honoring Trina

Trina’s mother has passed away, TMZ confirmed last night. According to her rep, the rapper’s mom, Vernessa “Nessa” Taylor, died on Tuesday morning (September 3) after battling cancer. She was 62.

"Thank you all for your kind words and condolences regarding Trina’s mother. It truly gives the family some peace and comfort knowing that 'Nessa' lived such a fulfilling life filled with love and abundance,” the rep told the celebrity gossip outlet in a statement. Right now, Trina and her family are asking for privacy during this difficult time.

Regarded as “a pillar of her community,” those who knew Taylor remember her as a supporter of women, an advocate for “self-love, confidence, and perseverance among women in general,” and as the rock who shaped her daughter to become the resilient rapper and successful businesswoman we see now.

The Love & Hip Hop Miami star paid tribute to her mother on the 2017 single “Mama” featuring Kelly Price. The record, which also appears on Trina’s 2019 album The One, received the music video treatment in November 2018.

On Mother’s Day, the Miami-based artist gave the Recording Academy a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the visual as well as what inspired the song. "My mom was kinda sick when I was in the studio making this song, and I was in a really down place," she told the Academy. "I called her on the phone, she wasn't feeling so good, so that inspired the song. I just went into the studio with all these emotions ... and that's how it came out."

"Respect, admire, love your mom," she added. "You only get one mom in the entire world. You can never, ever get another one. No matter what happens, one only comes your way, that's a blessing."

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