Metro Boomin reflected on the passing of his mother, Leslie Joanne Wayne, on Instagram, Saturday, one year after her death. The producer’s stepfather killed Wayne in a murder-suicide in June 2022. She raised Metro and his siblings in St. Louis, Missouri, and reportedly encouraged him to pursue a career in music.
“I can’t believe today makes 1 year since we have lost You my Love. You were the best Mother and friend that anyone could possibly even pray for. You dedicated every second and every ounce of your being to the betterment of your 5 children and our family as a whole. Our time was cut short but I’m still so grateful for all that you have taught me and the values, lessons, and morals You have instilled in each of us,” Metro began in his post. The lengthy passage captions a series of photos of Metro and his mother.
Metro Boomin Reflects On His Mother’s Passing
He further wrote: “This shit hurts so much having to live everyday knowing I won’t hear your voice or see your face again, but based on everything you taught me, I’m confident and know that this new reality and experience will 100% no doubt continue to shape me into a better man than I would have ever been able to become with You down here in the physical form. You’ve always said that I’m a hero to not only my younger brothers and sisters but to millions of others out there from afar.”
Metro concluded: “So I just look at this as part of my origin story and continue to move forward with the mission as I know You would want me to. Every time someone tells me that my will to keep going and striving in the midst of such a tragedy inspires them to keep going despite their trials, it reminds me that I’m on the right path and your passing wasn’t for nothing. It hurts that I don’t get your calls and texts and screenshots every time I achieve something new anymore but I’m grateful to have the many many manyyyyy ones from You already on the 10+ year journey leading up to now. I Love You Mom with all my being and can’t wait to see You again because I know I will!!” Check out Metro’s full tribute here.