When news broke of the passing of singer Teena Marie over the holiday weekend, it caught everybody off-guard. Her family and friends are mourning her death, but many of her industry peers are as well.
Several celebrities expressed their shock and/or support in tweets since Marie’s passing on Sunday (December 26), when she reportedly died in her sleep. Some of those include: Birdman, Mary J. Blige, The Game, ?uestlove, and Q-Tip, among others.
Below are their reactions, compiled by our friends at Rap-Up.com:
Birdman: R.I.P TEENA MARIE … ..
Mack Maine: R.I.P. @teenamarie!!!!!! Honestly 1 of da best I’ve Eva seen live in concert … a true angel!!!! God bless her soul!!! Love
Estelle: RIP Teena.Marie. #sosad
Angela Simmons: R.I.P Teena Marie.
Q-Tip: u can run my MINI teena marie playlist back to the top … then do it again. hopefully a young singer can take this blueprint she left. RIP
Tony Yayo: Dam rip teena marie a legend we miss you
Game: R.I.P. Teena Marie. X-mas lights plugged in, Got this Teena Marie playing … .. sippin on Eggnog & black Hennesey as I roll this kush.
Binkie of Electrik Red: Tina marie :(
?uestlove: again the mark of a TRUE ARTIST is when their album cuts get more love than the hits. Marie’s magic was defined by her album cuts.
D. Woods: Listening to the great Teena Marie sing down! We have lost another dynamic voice in R&B today. RIP
Mary J. Blige: Tina Mari inspired me vocally as a child. Her songs I sang in the mirror with a hair brush. I’m so hurt. I’ll love u forever Tina Mari. Portuguese Love, Casanova Brown, Square Biz, I need your lovin, all of your music will live forever through me. In my heart she’s Tina, So rest in peace Tina, i love u. Every girl that grew up in the hood, with her blasting through the windows, Cars and radio waves can Feel me. Rest in peace Teena Mari. My Love love for u is forever.
JoJo: Wow. RIP Teena Marie. Her music will live on forever.
J. Cole: Thank you for the Teena Marie videos on VH1 Soul. RIP
Alicia Keys: God bless Teena Marie & her Family! Sending Blessings &prayers I was jus sayin tht fire & desire is 1 of the most beautifully performd songs! Once a beautiful song, always a beautiful song! Certain songs jus have that “THING”! What a SANGIN Lady! Fire & Desire
Kid Sister: heavy heart. R.I.P. Lady T
Amerie: God bless Teena Marie … such a gift & blessing to us all … praying for her daughter & family.
Chase N. Cashe: Teena Marie awwwwwwwww the first white rapper. Real swag. The verse on square biz. Dog she’s apart of the soundtrack to my life man. That’s all moms played. Teena and Lisa Stansfield awww man.