Kim Porter was laid to relaxation on Saturday throughout a public funeral held in her Georgia hometown. Her ex, and the daddy of her youngsters, Diddy, spoke at her ceremony together with many different pals, household and celebrities that gathered to mourn the 47-year-old mannequin’s loss of life.
In keeping with Us Weekly, Diddy spoke together with Kim’s son Quincy Brown and her different ex, Al B. Certain! at a service held at Cascades Hills Church in Columbus, Georgia. Others in attendance embody Mary J. Blige, Kimora Lee Simmons, Russell Simmons, Usher, DJ Khaled, NeNe Leakes, Kandi Burress, Lil Kim, Cynthia Bailey, Winnie Harlow and Religion Evans, who reportedly carried out “His Eye Is on the Sparrow,” for the gang.
As beforehand reported, Porter, who dated Diddy for 13 years and has three youngsters — 11-year-old twin daughters Jessie James and D’Lila, and son Christian Combs, 20 — with the music mogul and businessman was discovered lifeless final week in her residence.
TMZ reportedly obtained audio from Diddy’s eulogy during which the clearly emotional singer might be heard maintaining it collectively as greatest he can whereas saying as many sort phrases concerning the mom of his youngsters as he might.
“There’s one thing vital I have to say – from the highest of the 12 months, I used to be going by a extremely darkish time, I used to be actually depressed, I don’t know why… possibly it’s as a result of I used to be getting older. I simply went by a darkish, darkish time. She would come over right here and ensure, though we wasn’t collectively, she was that kind of particular person. It’s onerous to like someone while you ain’t with them,” Diddy might be heard saying within the audio. “She was similar to, ‘Come on Puff, we received to rise up, we received to rise up up and doing… We received to rise up.”
Diddy then requested the gang to hitch him in saying “rise up” as a gaggle, which they did.
Previous to the funeral, the music mogul took to social media as soon as once more to share a touching tribute to the late mannequin.
“Immediately we lay to relaxation our ANGEL. Her spirit lives on with us FOREVER!!! We thanks all on your prayers and assist. You haven’t any thought how a lot it means to us. We thank GOD for all of you. #KimPorter,” Diddy wrote over a picture of Porter wearing white.
Previous to that, he shared a video that confirmed Porter enjoying on the seaside with their youngsters.
“As time went on, our relationship took so many adjustments. From being boyfriend and girlfriend to being lovers, to being greatest pals… to being simply straight up homies, like… someone that you understand you possibly can depend on,” Diddy says within the audio clip from TMZ. “Anyone that has your again, you have got their again.”
He concluded with a public pledge to all the time be there for his or her youngsters earlier than his voice started to interrupt. He concluded merely: “We love you Kim, thanks,” to applause from these in attendance.
Porter was laid to relaxation subsequent to her late mom.
Her household launched a press release the day after Thanksgiving, previous to the funeral honoring Porter.
“God broke the mould when he made Kim, there was actually no different lady like her. Though her time right here on earth was far too quick, she lived a life filled with objective and that means. She was a loving mom and devoted buddy. She was the epitome of kindness and beauty. There wasn’t an individual she met who’s soul she didn’t contact. Kim was the kind of lady who modified lives for the higher,” the Porter, Goodwin and Combs households say in a press release Friday to The Related Press. “She will probably be perpetually remembered and missed by so many. As her household, we promise to honor her on daily basis of our lives. We love you all the time.”
Because the funeral was taking place, Beyonce shared a trio of throwback pictures on Instagram to honor Porter.
“Heaven could not anticipate you,” she captioned the primary.