The super-producer’s mother, Leslie Wayne, was reportedly killed by her boyfriend on Saturday night (June 4), according to Hollywood Unlocked. The man then reportedly killed himself. More details are unknown at this time.
Metro Boomin’s mother was reportedly k*lled last night by her lover who also k*lled himself.
The 28-year-old producer previously spoke about his mother, who he described as his biggest supporter. “My name is Leland Tyler Wayne,” he told The FADER in a 2016 interview. “My mom wanted to give me a name where, no matter what I wanted to do, I’d be able to do it. An astronaut. President. Whatever. Leland Wayne.”
His father wasn’t around, so his mom did all she could to support her son’s dreams. “I knew that he was hurting so much,” Leslie said in the same interview, “which is part of what made me support him so much in the music.”
Metro Boomin remains one of hip-hop’s most in-demand hitmakers, working with superstars like Drake, Kanye West, The Weeknd, Future, and Migos.