Houston rapper Megan Thee Stallion announced Friday that her mother and manager Holly Thomas has passed away.
Posting a throwback photo of herself as a child with her mother, Megan wrote a heartfelt message announcing her mother’s death.
“The best mom in the whole world,” she wrote in the caption. “The strongest woman on the planet. I can’t even put complete sentences together rn RIP mama.”
Megan later added on Instagram that her mother passed away from “a brain tumor that had been cancerous for a while.”
Thomas was also a rapper in their hometown of Houston, who went by the stage name Holly-Wood. In fact, Megan’s early passion for music developed while sitting in on many of her mother’s studio sessions.
“I knew I wanted to be a rapper when I was, like, 5,” Megan recently told ESSENCE exclusively. “My mom was a rapper. I would go to the studio with her, and that definitely showed me I can do this. I wanna do this. I remember my first time ever listening to rappers like Pimp C and Biggie, and being like, ‘All this would sound super cool if a girl was saying it,’ so I gotta go do this.”
The cause of Thomas death is not yet known. The ESSENCE hotties send our deepest condolences to Megan during this difficult time.