Saturday, October 27, 2012

UPDATED: Natina Reed From R&B Group 'Blaque' Reportedly Killed in Hit-and-Run Accident

Natina pictured (far left) with her fellow Blaque members
on the cover of their 1999 album Blaque
*** UPDATE AT THE BOTTOM: Fellow Blaque members release official statement and Gabrielle Union and Quest Love pay tribute via Twitter.

Natina Reed from the 90's girls group 'Blaque' who was known as bringing her rap style to the trio, sadly has died earlier today, according to multiple reports. The 32-year-old was involved in a hit-and-run car accident in Atlanta Georgia. 









Natina was the protege of Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes from girl group TLC (who died in a car accident in 2002) and she starred in the popular movie Bring It OnShe is also the cousin of former Destiny's Child member Farrah Franklin. 

Blaque was known for their popular songs "808," "I Do" and "Bring It All To Me."

Natina is survived by her 10-year old son Tren Brown, whose father is rapper Kurupt, whom she was engaged to. She would have been 33-years-old this Sunday.

Damn! R.I.P ... More to come on this story as details come in. **UPDATED BELOW**

Natina pictured (far right) in Bring It On alongside Gabrielle Union



UPDATE: via BET.com


According to a statement by the Gwinnett, Georgia police department, Reed was hit by a car while crossing the street on Friday night. The driver of the vehicle called 911 to request assistance and Reed was taken to Gwinnett Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead late that same night. 


Though an investigation is ongoing, the police spokesperson says the the driver "was determined not to be at fault, and there are no charges pending."

Reed's fellow Blaque members Brandi Williams and Shamari Fears-Devoe issued a joint statement on Saturday, saying, "we are devastated by the loss of our group member, sister and friend." 

"Natina continuously embodied the pioneering spirit of Blaque and her undeniable creativity touched the heards of fans everywhere," the statement continued. 


In a series of messages left on social media sites Saturday, celebs like Gabrielle Union, Questlove, Russell Simmons and more commented on her death.
"R.I.P. Sad," Union said in a quote following a news story surrounding Reed's death.
Entertainer and musician Questlove said it is kind of "eerie" how Reed allegedly passed.
"Man. In eerie Left Eye fashion....rip to Blaque's Natina Reed," said Questlove.
Below is one of my favorite Blaque songs "I'm Good" from the 2003 movie Honey:

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