Tragedy has struck Metro Boomin’s family after his mother was reportedly killed in a murder-suicide on Friday night.
According to a report from TMZ, published Sunday, June 5, Metro Boomin’s mother, Leslie Joanne Wayne, was killed by her husband — not Metro’s biological father — who later committed suicide. Law enforcement sources reportedly told the outlet that Metro received the tragic news over the weekend after his mother’s body was discovered by police outside the Atlanta area.
The incident reportedly happened on Friday (June 3), but it has not been confirmed. The identity of Leslie’s spouse has not been released. An autopsy is currently underway to determine the exact cause of Leslie’s death.
Metro representatives confirmed to TMZ that Leslie passed away over the weekend and that the family is requesting confidentiality during this difficult time.
XXL also reached out to Metro Boomin representatives for comment.
Metro Boomin has praised his mother in various interviews. In a 2016 feature with The fadethe St. Louis-born hitmaker credited his mother for his royal birth name, Leland Tyler Wayne, which gave him pride in whatever profession he wanted to pursue.
“My mom wanted to give me a name where whatever I wanted to do, I would be able to do it,” he told the publication. “An astronaut. President. Whatever. Leland Wayne.
Metro’s mother also helped spark his interest in production when he was in college by buying him a laptop, according to kulturehub.com. Early in his producing career, Metro and his mother would take a 5-hour round trip from St. Louis to Atlanta so he could work with OJ Da Juiceman at his studio. This would happen every weekend under the contingent that Metro maintained stellar grades in high school.
Upon hearing the tragic news, hip-hop artists took to social media to offer prayers and support for Metro Boomin and his family.
Producer Juicy J tweeted, “Prayer for Metro Boomin.”
Rae Sremmurd also commented on the death of rapper Trouble and Metro’s mother.
“Rest in peace Trouble and prayers to Metro Boomin and his family,” they tweeted along with a broken heart emoji and praying hands emoji.
Several other artists posted prayers to Metro Boomin and his family. Check them out below.
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