Diddy has reportedly stepped in to help pay for fellow rapper Black Rob’s funeral after he passed away last week.
Black Rob died at the age of 51 after having previously suffered from kidney failure and a series of strokes. His official cause of death has not yet been confirmed.
As reported by Complex, arrangements are now being put in place for Diddy to financially contribute to Black Rob’s funeral.
A source told Page Six that Diddy offered his help when Black Rob was in the hospital, but “sadly, it was too late.”
“But he wants to make sure that Rob is laid to rest with dignity and according to his wishes. He is helping to make the funeral arrangements,” the source added.
Diddy paid tribute to his friend and former labelmate by sharing a photo of the two of them over on Instagram.
“Rest in power King @therealblackrob,” Diddy wrote.
“As I listen to your records today there’s one thing that they all have in common! You have made millions of people all over the world feel good and dance! You are one of a kind! GOD BLESS! Love. You will be truly missed!!!!”
A GoFundMe page was set up prior to Black Rob’s death by fellow former labelmate Mark Curry.
The aim of the fundraiser was to help Black Rob “find a home, pay for medical help & stability during these trying times.”
The page was created after his health battle was publicly shared on Instagram by his friend DJ Self, who posted a video of him paying tribute to the late DMX from his hospital bed.
“I’ve been dealing with this for five years. Four strokes. I don’t know what to tell you… I don’t have no house to live in,” he said in the video.
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Check out Diddy’s full Instagram tribute to Black Rob:
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