Last week we lost one of our angels of Hip-Hop, Kim Porter. Many of Porter’s loved ones, family and friends have been paying tribute to the model and actress since the shocking announcement of her death. Renowned producer, Dallas Austin, was the latest to pay his respects to the mother of four. Both Austin and Porter grew up together in Columbus, GA, and have known each other since birth. He revealed that his young love with Porter inspired his 2001 film, Drumline.

The Grammy Award-winning producer shares a throwback prom picture of the two with a heartfelt caption.

“This is the hardest post I’ve ever had to do…my mom and Kim’s mom was pregnant with us at the same time in Columbus …I have never known a life without Kim porter from kindergarten through all of our lifelong experiences in high school, having matching bmws or her being the biggest believer in me making it as a producer and us getting out of Columbus to be somebody ..and we made it!! we were inseparable I feel like a part of my soul has been taken away.”

“Most people don’t know that Zoe Saldana played the role of Kim in “Drumline” as Nick Cannon played my character ..we saw purple rain 15 times in the theater and if you knew her you knew a strong beautiful smiling gangster angel ! I know GOD is perfect but sometimes even perfect can make a mistake.”

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Oh well here it goes :our famous prom pic : This is the hardest post I’ve ever had to do…my mom and Kim’s mom was pregnant with us at the same time in Columbus …I have never known a life without Kim porter from kindergarten through all of our life long experiences in high school, having matching bmws or her being the biggest believer in me making it as a producer and us getting out of Columbus to be somebody ..and we made it!! we were inseparable I feel like a part of my soul has has been taken away ..most people don’t know that Zoe Saldana played the role of Kim in “drumline” as nick cannon played my character ..we saw purple rain 15times in the theater and if you knew her you knew a strong beautiful smiling gangster angel ! I know GOD is perfect but sometimes even perfect can make a mistake 😥I send prayers out to the kids and our family and my brother @diddy this is a hard one but we will get though it love you @ladykp 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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As we mourn the loss of an irreplaceable angel, we continue to remember to keep Kim Porter, Diddy and their family in our prayers.