Metro Boomin took to Instagram to honor his late mother, Leslie Wayne, on the second anniversary of her heartbreaking murder.

On June 3, 2022, Leslie Wayne was tragically shot and killed by her husband, who then took his own life. Metro Boomin shared his grief and reverence for his mother by posting two poignant photos of them together, one from his childhood and another from his adult years.

In a heartfelt caption, Metro expressed, “Today makes 2 years since Your Physical being has left us but I get on my knees and pray every morning that Your Spirit fills and surrounds my brothers and sisters and I more and more each day. I Love and miss You more than could ever be explained or comprehended.” He limited the comments on this post to avoid negativity and trolls.

According to a 2016 profile in The FADER, Leslie Wayne was a significant influence on Metro Boomin’s career. She would drive him 17 hours from their home in St. Louis to Atlanta to meet OJ Da Juiceman. These trips were crucial in helping Metro develop his talent. Despite the long journeys, his mother insisted that he keep his grades up, a requirement that led to his brief attendance at Morehouse College and subsequent success in the music industry, including hits like Future’s ‘Karate Chop’ and collaborations with Gucci Mane.

One year after the tragedy, Metro shared another emotional Instagram post reflecting on how hard it is to celebrate his accomplishments without his mother. He wrote, ‘Mom I miss you so much I can’t do nothing but sit here and cry right now. You taught me to see the blessings no matter the circumstances and I feel so blessed right now but can’t help to feel hurt because this is the moment we have always talked about and patiently waited and prayed for.’

He continued to express how much he missed her unique quirks and unwavering support. ‘You were always the proudest of all your children and have always been my #1 supporter with everything in life. Even when I was 13 sneaking staying up late on school nights to make beats and then when I would fake sleep you would just act like you didn’t know I was up.’

‘I miss your typos I miss you asking for the links to the albums and merch so you could send them out to everyone you know telling me no one could even talk to you without supporting your babies. I miss you checking me and putting me back on track if I ever went too far left. I Love You for eternity and can’t wait until I can finally be with you again.’ He closed the emotional post with, ‘#MyQueen #IWishYouWereHere.’

Metro Boomin’s touching tributes reveal the deep bond he shared with his mother and the immense impact she had on his life and career. Her memory continues to influence him profoundly, both personally and professionally.

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