charge in 2011 and a disorderly conduct charge in 2012), but it was never discovered why Natina was standing on the road of such a dark highway, alone, the night she was killed. We ask for your prayers at this time for Natina's family. For those who don’t know about Natina Reed’s death, we’ll start with those details first. Ever disliked a song during the first 500 listens but it eventually you gave in and started tolerating it – even, gasp, liking it? The chilling footage is here, but I warn you, it’s very disturbing. Goofy lyrics didn’t stop “808” from going gold in June 1999. Privacy | Last night the world was changed forever, life will never be the same....she was my sister. }); © Copyright 2015 . R&B group, Blaque: (L-R) Brandi Williams, Shamari DeVoe, and the late Natina Reed (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage) If they can rekindle that spark, they’ll be baby-talking their way back into your earbuds. I LOVED Blaque. Reed gained notice in the late 1990s as a member of the girl group Blaque. container: 'taboola-right-rail-thumbnails', Here’s what the Gwinnett County police stated at the time: “It’s kind of a dark lit area,” said Sgt. Niesha Stevens body was discovered dead by her seven-year old daughter who was home at the time while her husband Tim Stevens was at work. Blaque Out was eventually released in Japan in 2002 and finally made it to iTunes in the U.S. in 2007. A new member joined the group and they even performed a few times in Germany and other countries. Thinking back, she was definitely a trendsetter and created quite a legacy for herself. Shamari signed with Darkchild and um, didn’t do too much. TWITTER Four years prior to Natina’s untimely death, Kurupt gained custody of their son, Tren. Here are the only details that were reported at the time of her death: Via HipHopEnquirer: The sister of former singer Natina Reed, of the 90’s group Blaque, was found dead in her Atlanta home. target_type: 'mix' I’m on the fence about their success in 2012. I even bought their debut CD three different times (one copy was lost, another broke from so much play). Blaque hit pay dirt. _taboola.push({ Natina had one son (who was 10 at the time of her death) with her ex-boyfriend/former Death Row rapper, Kurupt (pictured below)…. Maybe it’s not meant for any of us to understand why beautiful souls, like Natina and Niesha, have to leave this earth so young, but it’s another sad reminder that we should express our gratitude and love to our loved ones every chance we get, because tomorrow isn’t promised to any of us. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. She had just gotten married 6 months prior and had a young son at the time. On August 9, 2013, ten months after her sister, Natina Reed’s, death, Niesha Reed-Stevens mysteriously passed away. On the night of October 26, 2012, Natina Reed was killed after she’d walked to a local store and was accidentally struck by a car on a dark highway in Gwinnett County, Ga, just 12 miles away from her home. Also, she was way ahead of the curve on radio’s current marriage of R&B and pop. She was 32. Look at that album cover, they look like the Sour Patch Kid version of TLC. 4:26 PM PDT 10/27/2012 Thanks to a chance meeting, Blaque was introduced to stardom. Known for her work in the late-'90s girl group Blaque, which scored a pair of top 10 hits in 1999 with "808" and "Bring It All to Me," Reed also starred in the 2000 Kirsten Dunst cheerleader comedy Bring It On. I miss them and still play many of their songs fondly. Reed, who would have turned 33 on Sunday, is survived by her 10-year-old son, Trent Brown, with rapper Kurupt. She did appear on this horrible song, however. Your email address will not be published. : Geez, after all the depressing research I’ve conducted, I almost want ’em to come back just so they can experience SOME good news. Because of the enormous support of Blaque fans and our love for each another, Blaque officially reunited this fall and we were in the process of working on a new album and a reality show. placement: 'Right Rail Thumbnails', The secret to their success? — B. Williams (@TheBrandiD) October 27, 2012. © 2020 The Hollywood Reporter Even I admit it was mighty tough to change the radio station when it appeared. Yet again, another album was shelved. It was also reported, in the incident report for Natina’s accidental death, that she was living at an extended stay motel in Norcross, GA. We humbly honor the old school soul music era and will keep pushing forward to keep it alive. Around this time, Natina and her boyfriend/future babydaddy, West Coast rapper Kurupt, started feuding with Kurupt’s ex, Foxy Brown. Although it was never clearly stated why Kurupt had been primarily raising their son on his own, there were talks around the industry that Natina had fallen on hard times. Except it wasn’t, you know, an embarrassing pile of garbage. ", PHOTOS: Hollywood's Notable Deaths of 2012. I guess the ladies saw the writing on the wall and soon explored other projects. The late musician for a time was a protege of TLC’s Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, who was killed in a 2002 car crash in Honduras. It was then removed from iTunes soon afterward but just recently reappeared. About Our Ads Their most prolific (i.e., overplayed) hit was “Bring It All To Me.” Good lord, they wore it out on the radio in Va. Natina Reed is best known from Blaque’s 90’s hits, “I Do,” “808,” and “Bring It All To Me,” but she also was an actress in the 2000 pop culture classic movie, Bring It On. R.I.P. Much like their mentor, they were way ahead of their time, for better or worse. Reality TV buffs know about Ronnie’s present life: He married Shamari Fears, a member of the R&B group Blaque, in 2004, and she joined the cast of The Real Housewives of Atlanta for the Bravo reality show’s 11th season in 2018. While singing jingles to make ends meet, Natina met Ronald Lopes, who introduced her to his sister, Left Eye. Natina Reed departed the group to do Christian Music in 2003. OMG you hit the nail on the head! Blaque Out was eventually released in Japan in 2002 and finally made it to iTunes in the U.S. in 2007. Sitemap | Blaque - They are currently signed to Family Over Everything Ent./Geffen Records. Watch her fellow group members sing their hearts out, honoring their musical sister at her funeral in Lithonia, Ga…. Although Kurupt and Natina were no longer dating at the time of her death, Kurupt felt that it was only right that he cover all of the expenses for Natina’s funeral, as well as the repass gathering, following her services. Although it’s commonplace now, Left Eye was among the first artists to speak openly about contraception. No luck yet.Should They Come Back? Be glad Twitter wasn’t around in 1999. Have you really listened to the lyrics of “808?”, ‘Cause I’ll be goin’ boom like an 808Be makin’ circles like a figure 8You know it feels good from head to toeNow hold on to me baby here we go. To make matters much worse, Blaque’s biggest inspiration died in a car crash in Honduras months later. They replaced her with Erica Pullins. The member of the late-'90s group Blaque was struck by a vehicle while crossing an Atlanta street Friday. Natina Reed, a member of the 90s R&B group Blaque, was killed in Georgia last night after being struck by car. The driver was never charged and found not to be at fault. Despite the album title, the singles “I’m Good” (which also appeared on the Honey Soundtrack) and “Ugly” failed to catch fire. Remember them? She was born in New York City and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, where she pursued a career in music beginning in her teens. Natina continuously embodied the pioneering spirit of Blaque and her undeniable creativity touched the hearts of fans everywhere. But Blaque really lost their mojo when they lost their muse. Everyone was stunned when the late Lisa Left Eye Lopes’ (of TLC) protege,’ Natina Reed, tragically followed her mentor in death 10 years later- just two days shy of her 32nd birthday. | Cookie Settings. This is hard to watch, because the singers were clearly in extreme grief, but it shows just how loved Natina was and how much she is truly missed. 4 Reasons It Failed and How We Can Revive It, The 10 Absolutely Worst Rappers of All Time. But if that had happened, I wouldn’t be writing this blog post. We thank God for the experiences we shared.”. Her mother, Tamar Goodridge, later explained that Natina was not homeless, but that she “was in transition, about to move into a new home” at the time of her passing. Natina had a few legal run-ins shortly before her death, that stemmed from reported alcohol related incidents (one D.U.I. Musician and actress Natina Reed has died after being struck by a vehicle while crossing the street in Atlanta late Friday. Her death, reported by TMZ, was confirmed by tweets from those who knew her, including Reed’s Blaque bandmate Brandi Williams. 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