Dozens Of Artists Express Support For Pusha-T After The Loss Of His Mother
The Dream, who lost his mother when he was 15 years old, was among those who reached out.
November 13, 2021 at 3:24 pm
After announcing the death of his mother earlier this week, Pusha-T is receiving support from several of his fellow hip hop artists. Musicians such as Pharrell, Swizz Beatz, 2 Chainz, Don Cannon, Rico Beats and Slim Thug are among those who have offered messages of support after the death of Mildred Thornton, Complex reported.
“Love you Ms. Mildred,” Pharrell wrote on Instagram after Pusha-T shared the tragic news.
Many more followed up with similar comments.
"Praying for u bro," Wale wrote.
"Sorry for your loss," 2 Chainz added.
The Dream, who lost his mother when he was 15 years old, also reached out to Pusha-T.
“Rest Mom, Rest. There’s nothing like a mother and I hate the feeling,” he wrote. “I could tell immediately why your heart was how it was after I met her. It’s life I'm so sorry. Prayers to you and The entire Family, we weep with you LaFamilia.”
While he is grieving the loss of his mother, Pusha-T is taking solace in knowing that his mother had a chance to meet her grandchild before she passed away.
"I love you Ma, thank you for sticking around to meet your grand baby…we all are gonna miss you. R.I.P.," he wrote on Wednesday.
The 44-year-old rapper, also known as Terrence, shared several photos and videos of his mother spending time with Nigel Brixx, who was born last summer.
Thornton, a Virginia Beach native, worked at the post office while raising her children, according to XXL. Her husband, Gene Thornton Sr., worked at a pharmaceutical lab.
Pusha T and his older brother, No Malice, were born in the Bronx, New York, according to Hip Hop DX. The family then relocated to Thornton's childhood home of Virginia Beach. That's where the two brothers started to build their music careers.
In a 2013 interview, Pusha talked about the time when his parents found out that he was selling drugs.
“My mother wasn’t home, so when she came home and she hears about all this, she’s like, ‘What you mean somebody owes you money?'” he said. “It was very disappointing. My dad, he was blown away, and it was one of those things where I could never make them feel that way again.”
Thornton’s cause of death has not been revealed.