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Girl Group Blaque
Natina Tiawana Reed (October 28, 1979 – October 26, 2012) was an American rapper, Singer-songwriter, Dancer, Actress, Beatboxer and a member of the R&B trio Blaque. On most of Blaque's songs, Reed is featured as a rapper or ad-libber. Reed was a protégée of late rapper Lisa Lopes.
Place of Death
Lillburn, Georgia, USA
Cause of Death
Struck by car
Full Name at Birth
Natina Tiawanna Reed
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Natina Tiawanna Reed (October 28, 1979 – October 26, 2012) was an American actress, rapper, singer, teen idol and songwriter in the R&B trio Blaque. On most of Blaque's songs, Reed is featured as a rapper, except on "Mind of a King" where she sings the song entirely on her own. She is also known as Blaque's rapper and a similarity to Left Eye and was her protege.
Reed contributed her own raps to many of Blaque's past singles, including "808", "Can't Get it Back" and "Bring It All to Me" (remix).
In 2001, Reed was engaged to rapper Kurupt. In 2002, she gave birth to their son Tren Brown after the group was dropped from their label. Reed and Kurupt were separated.
Reed was the cousin of former Destiny's Child member Farrah Franklin.
Reed was killed on October 26, 2012, two days before her 33rd birthday, in an accident as she was crossing the street in Atlanta.
At the time of her death, Reed had been working on a solo rap album, as well as a new movie and reunion with Blaque.
R&B singer Natina Reed hit and killed by car in Georgia
Reuters - Natina Reed, a member of the R&B singing trio Blaque, was struck and killed by a car as she walked in a major roadway in Georgia, police said on Saturday.
Reed, who also appeared in the cheerleader movie "Bring It On" in 2000, would have turned 33 on Sunday.
She was struck by a car at about 10:30 p.m. Friday on a state highway just north of the Atlanta suburb of Lilburn, Gwinnett County Police Sergeant Rich Long said.
The car's driver called 911 and a passenger performed CPR but Reed was pronounced dead at an area medical center, police said. Authorities ruled the driver was not at fault and no charges were expected to be filed, Long said.
Investigators were trying to determine why Reed was in the road, Long said.
As part of Blaque, Reed performed the 1999 hits "Bring It All to Me" and "808" with fellow members Shamari Fears DeVoe and Brandi Williams.
Reed's fellow group members said in a statement on Saturday that Blaque had recently reunited and the group was working on an album and a reality show.
"My world as I know it has forever changed," DeVoe said on Twitter on Saturday. "Until we meet again, may you find comfort in the arms of an angel. I love you Natina."
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R&B, hip hop, pop
Elektra Records, WMG
Blaque, Lisa Lopes, Kurupt