Metro Boomin’s mother has died after a horrific incident.
Leslie Joanne Wayne was reportedly killed by her husband, who then took his own life. According to TMZ, police are investigating the murder, which occurred outside the Atlanta area on Friday night (June 3). The man was married to Leslie but not Metro’s biological father.
Metro representative confirms Leslie passed away this weekend. An autopsy will be performed for an official cause of death.
Metro Boomin’s mother was reportedly killed last night by her lover, who also killed himself.
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Metro Boomin has not addressed the tragedy, but his friends took to social media to pay their respects.
“Prayers for Metro Boomin,” Juicy J tweeted, while DeJ Loaf commented, “Love + light to you @MetroBoomin.”
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— juicy j (@therealjuicyj) June 5, 2022
The 28-year-old producer previously spoke about his mother, whom he described as his “biggest inspiration”. “My name is Leland Tyler Wayne,” he said in a 2016 interview with The FADER. “My mother wanted to give me a name that I could use to do whatever I wanted to do. an astronaut. President. However. Leland Wayne.”
His father wasn’t there, so his mother did everything she could to support her son’s dreams. “I knew it hurt him so much,” Leslie said in the same interview, “that’s part of what made me want to be so supportive of him in music.”
Metro Boomin remains one of hip-hop’s most sought-after hitmakers, collaborating with superstars like Drake, Kanye West, The Weeknd, Future and Migos.