Jeezy is mourning the loss of his mother.
On Wednesday (Feb. 17), the rapper took to Instagram to reveal that his mother had passed away, sharing a photo of him touching the casket at her funeral. He also penned a heartfelt tribute to his “super hero,” reflecting on the woman who inspired him and gave him the confidence to be a leader.
“You taught me to be a man when I was a boy. Made me man up be a father when I was a kid. Raised me to be a natural born leader when I was lost,” Jeezy began. “You lifted me when I was down. Inspired me when I had no inspiration. Always told me I was Bigger than my circumstances. My Super Hero. Feared nothing or no one.. No obstacle or set backs.”
A grateful Jeezy went on to credit his mother for encouraging his dreams. “One of the only people in the world I could trust. When I had nothing or no one, I had you Mamma. You was hard on me. I thank you for that. You gave me confidence when I didn’t have any. Made me feel like I can put the world on my back and walk barefoot. You never judged or down talked my dreams. Or my downfalls. You just encouraged. I thank GOD you got a glimpse of the Man and Woman you raised and all the good we gave to world all because you gave it to us.”
Jeezy also shared video of his mother singing one of her favorite songs, and vowed to continue to take care of their family. “My faith is strong. I know God has you now. We let heaven borrow our Angel. Kiss my brother Michael. Tell em we love him. And to take care of you. You are in a better place. Dancing and singing to your favorite songs. With that beautiful smile on your face…”
He added, “I will continue to make you proud. I LOVE YOU MOMMA. FORVER MY MOMMA’S BABY.”
Jeezy paid tribute to his “queen” on the John Legend-assisted “The Real MVP” off his 2019 album TM104: The Legend of the Snowman. It’s unclear how she died, but he previously said that she was battling an undisclosed illness.
“My mother got a situation, she’s not healthy right now,” he told “The Breakfast Club” in 2019. “That record basically describes she’s the real MVP. When I jumped off the porch I took a lot of my time trying to come up, trying to take care of everybody. I didn’t really take the time to be a son. Now, she’s not well, so when I see people moving around taking their mothers on tour or on vacation, doing things, it’s like damn, I gotta go see my mother in this place. It hurt, because I missed all that time. I can’t get none of it back.”