Kim Porter Is Laid To Rest In Columbus, GA
Kim Porter’s funeral was held Saturday in her hometown of Columbus, GA. Diddy, Usher, DJ Khaled, Tichina Arnold, Russell Simmons, Kimora Lee Simmons, Lil Kim and Mary J Blige were among the 1,500 mourners who gathered to remember the late model and mother of four.
According to TMZ reports, Diddy delivered an epic 15 minute long eulogy where he revealed how Kim taught him how to love. He also made the stunning admission that at the beginning of the year he was suffering from depression and Kim was a great source of comfort by visiting and making sure he was okay. Diddy managed to maintain his composure throughout the entire speech as he described his and Porter’s relationship, which remained solid from beginning to end as it evolved over the years, producing three children.
Diddy’s words drew cheers from the crowd of mourners and he got laughter as well, particularly as he promised to always be there for his kids and talked about how his daughters could confide “everything” in him.
Before the big event, Diddy posted this message on social media:
Today we lay to rest our ANGEL. Her spirit lives on with us FOREVER!!! We thank you all for your prayers and support. You have no idea how much it means to us. We thank GOD for all of you. #KimPorter
He also posted this message on the day she was laid to rest beside her late mother Sarah Porter.
The truest definition of a MOTHER 🖤 #KimPorter
Keep reading for more photos from the funeral as well as messages from fellow mourners and well-wishers.
Diddy took some solo time to mourn at Kim’s gravesite
Heaven couldn’t wait for you. 🙏🏾
Beyonce posted several photos, many which were also featured in the funeral program
One of V-103’s employees, Maria Boynton attended the funeral and documented the big event.
In her hometown of some 200,000, Kim Porter is being remembered with love.
It was a somber, yet spirited funeral in Columbus GA.
Porter’s longtime partner Sean “Diddy” Combs spoke of how she was irreplaceable. He said that Kim taught him how to love.
@keishabottoms proclaimed December 15 as “Kim Porter Day” in Atlanta. Congressional, State, and local officials also made presentations.
We heard songs from @YolandaAdams, @therealFaithEvans, and @MarvinWinansjr . @therealMaryJBlige spoke of how Porter influenced her when she first visited Uptown Records in New York City. Other celebrities at Porter’s funeral included Russell Simmons and ex-wife Kimora Lee, @DJKhaled @Usher, @FatJoe @tyrese @kandi @toyawright @cynthiabailey10 @neneleakes Lil Kim and many others.
A very poignant moment was when Porter’s son Quincy became emotional, as he and adopted dad Diddy spoke.
Quincy ‘s biological dad Al B Sure came onstage to console him. The three of them then embraced in memory of the woman they all loved Kimberly Porter. (Story 📸@themariaboynton)
@toyawright, and @dwighteubanks leave the funeral of Kim Porter. Porter is being laid to rest in her hometown of Columbus, GA. #kimporter #diddy
Came to Columbus, Georgia to pay forever homage to the beautiful grace of Kim Porter! God bless to the Porter, Goodwin and Combs families! You are forever in our prayers!! @diddy #UP 🙏🏽 ALHAMDULILLAH
Khaled came to pay his respects.
Usher attended the funeral and posted this message
Today will be a good day. A day full of immeasurable good memories of our girl #LadyKP #KimPorter @ladykp – Saying goodbye to a loved one is never easy, but with the help & comfort of God, we will continue her legacy. We truly thank you for all of your prayers..those who knew her & those who didn’t. #ToGODbetheGLORY
KP we promise to hold up your children & your #legacy. You will always be missed but never ever forgotten. Your are #irreplaceable. I know you & your mom have a special place in the heavens. Thank you for being such a beautiful #angel to so many…..
Usher’s ex-wife Tameka Foster posted this sweet message:
✨My ‘smooth operator’, effortless, beautiful friend!💔🕊…No ONE could flow like water through a room like you Kim💫. Rest Peacefully KP. @ladykp Heaven couldn’t wait Sis! It is still like a bad dream, but I know that our lifes story is predestined. #RIPKim #1of1 #GeorgiaPeachDefined 🍑#KimPorter #FlyHigh ✨✨✨
Lil Kim paid tribute as well
I’ve tried to write something so many times, but I can’t put into words how special @ladykp was. Oh my Kim. There are so many memories with the family and although you were talented at many things, you had one of the major roles and held down the family like none other. With today being about family, I can’t help but honor this amazing woman and the family. Hold your family tight a little longer today. I will always be there for my extended family. Thanks for all of your prayers ❤️ Rest in Paradise Kim Porter 🙏🏽
Kidada Jones, Quincy Jones’ daughter and Tupac’s former fianceé also posted about Porter
This is Kim and I at our favorite club called the tunnel in NYC 1992. The beginning of a friendship that would span 3 decades.. Kim was a rare species. The epitome of calm, cool and collected…the original smooth operator. I would marvel at Kims ability to always stay calm in all circumstances. I always felt safe around her because she could handle anything. She was a rock. She was loving, compassionate, fun, and a great listener. Kim and I shared the best of times and the worst of times over the years and when our lives were busy, we would always meet up right where we left off like no time had passed at all. That rare kinda friend.
Kim❤️…my OG 90s partner, an amazing mother to her beautiful children, a devoted daughter, a wonderful friend, a ridah, a graceful soul who moved with pride and dignity ….I will miss you in this physical world deeply. Rest in peace. May you be surrounded by all of the angels and may God provide strength to your babies and loved ones. I Love you KP @ladykp #kimporter