Trina Sadly Loses Her Mother To A Brave Battle With Cancer
Prayers to Trina and her family as they mourn the loss of the legendary femcee’s mother, Vernessa ‘Nessa’ Taylor. The Bahamas native sadly passed away at the age of 62 the morning of Tuesday (September 3rd), after a brave battle with cancer. The ‘Love & Hip-Hop: Miami’ star’s representative confirmed Taylor’s passing in a statement to TMZ:
"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."
Although she didn't publicize her mother's cancer battle, Trina posted "F**k Cancer" on Instagram shortly after her mother’s birthday party that she threw in February. Back in June, Trina posted a picture of her mother with the caption, "My entire world...my strength, my weakness, my reason for never giving up, my peace, my joy, my EVERYTHING."
The “B.A.P.S” rhymer also paid homage to Taylor on her track “Mama” from her new album, The One. The song was released last year on Mother’s Day, which included lyrics about wanting to pass away before her mother so that she wouldn’t have to deal with the loss. In an interview with Grammy.com last year, Trina stated that a phone call with her mother inspired the record.
“My mom was kind of sick when I was in the studio making this song and I was in a really down place… I was just in there recording one night finishing my album and I called her on the phone, she wasn't feeling so good, and so that inspired the song."
We're told Trina's inner circle is in her corner to try and keep her grounded during this difficult time. It is beautiful to hear that she's surrounded by loved ones as she works through the grieving process. Our sincerest condolences go out to Trina and family.
Check out her 2017 single, “Mama” below.