METRO BOOMIN CONTINUES TO MOURN MOTHER’S DEATH AMIDST ‘HEROES & VILLAINS’ SUCCESS
Metro Boomin recently landed his third No. 1 album with Heroes & Villains, but it doesn’t completely eradicate the pain he’s still experiencing from the loss of his mother.
On Monday (December 12), the Atlanta producer took to Instagram with a post dedicated to his mother, Leslie Wayne, who passed away in June when she was shot and killed by her husband, who was not Metro Boomin’s father. In his post, Metro explained how difficult it is to celebrate his latest win with such a heavy weight on his heart.
“Mom I miss you so much I can’t do nothing but sit here and cry right now,” Metro wrote. “You taught me to see the blessings no matter the circumstances and I feel so blessed right now but can’t help to feel hurt because this is the moment we have always talked about and patiently waited and prayed for. It hurts not getting your texts about all your favorite songs or how good you think I look in all the videos and pictures.
“You were always the proudest of all your children and have always been my #1 supporter with everything in life. Even when I was 13 sneaking staying up late on school nights to make beats and then when I would fake sleep you would just act like you didn’t know I was up.
He continued: “I miss your typos I miss you asking for the links to the albums and merch so you could send them out to everyone you know telling me no one could even talk to you without supporting your babies.
“I miss you checking me and putting me back on track if I ever went too far left. I Love You for eternity and can’t wait until I can finally be with you again. I feel so blessed right now but the moment is still so bittersweet #MyQueen #IWishYouWereHere.”
To accompany his post, Metro shared photos of various text exchanges between himself and his mother where she gave him advice and continued to wish him well. He also shared a photo of a Billboard article announcing his new album went No. 1 and another showing all the accolades the project won — such as 185,000 copies sold first week, over 375 million global streams and more.
Metro’s mother was killed on June 3 before her husband turned the firearm on himself. The St. Louis native hosted a memorial service for her on June 18 and hasn’t stopped paying tribute to her.
Earlier this month, the 29-year-old partnered with the Steve & Marjorie Harvey foundation to kick off an initiative celebrating single mothers. The “Single Moms Are Superheroes” initiative was introduced with an event in Atlanta on December 4 where Metro Boomin treated 26 mothers and their children to a VIP experience at the Falcons vs. Steelers game.
In addition to covering the families’ travel expenses from across the country and providing tickets to attend the game, Boomin also arranged for his guests to access Mercedes-Benz Stadium through the players’ tunnel ahead of the game.
Meanwhile, A$AP Rocky recently teased a “big Metro Boomin presence” on his forthcoming album.
During an interview with GQ, Rocky revealed the Atlanta producer is so involved with the project, it might as well be considered a collaborative effort — which is something the late A$AP Yams would have wanted.