It’s been more than two months since T.I. lost his older sister Precious Harris after she succumbed to injuries from a major car accident. Now, the rapper will honor his late sister during VH1’s Mother’s Day celebration, Dear Mama, on Monday.
Dear Mama: A Love Letter to Mom, provides a platform for some of the biggest names in Hollywood to share their appreciation for the women who loved and nurtured them on their journeys to fame. This year, T.I. will be joined by T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle stars Tameka “Tiny” Harris and Monica, VH1 announced Wednesday.
Along with recognizing his late sister, T.I. will also salute his wife Tiny, her mother, Dianne Cottle-Pope, and, of course, his own mother Violetta Morgan. Also, Monica will sing to honor her mother, Marilyn P. Best, and Luke James will also take the stage to perform.
It was previously announced that H.E.R. and Ashanti will also use the event to praise their own mothers as well. VH1 announced Wednesday that H.E.R. will also joined by R&B legends Shai and SWV during her mother’s tribute. Ciara, a proud mother herself, will participate in the program as well.
Black-ish star Anthony Anderson and Power star La La Anthony have signed on to host this year’s celebration.
The annual show also highlights other deserving mothers, working to create a better world for all children by partnering with non-profit initiatives, including #SeeHer, a group dedicated to providing truthful representation of women and girls in advertising and media.
In the past, ESSENCE cover star Diddy, Teyana Taylor, Alicia Keys and others have used the forum to thank their mothers.
Dear Mama: A Love Letter to Mom will premiere on Monday at 10 p.m. ET/PT.