Reed in 2000
|Birth name||Natina Tiawana Reed|
October 28, 1979|
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Died||October 26, 2012 (aged 32)
Duluth, Georgia, U.S.
|Genres||R&B, hip hop, pop|
|Labels||Elektra Records, WMG|
|Associated acts||Blaque, Lisa Lopes, Kurupt|
Natina Tiawana Reed (October 28, 1979 – October 26, 2012) was an American rapper, singer-songwriter, beatboxer, and a member of the R&B trio Blaque. On most of Blaque's songs, Reed is featured as a rapper or ad-libber. Reed was a protégée of late rapper Lisa Lopes.
In 2001, Reed was engaged to rapper Kurupt. In 2002, she gave birth to their son Tren Brown after the group was dropped from their label. Natina and Kurupt were separated at the time of her death. Reed's cousin is former Destiny's Child member Farrah Franklin.
Reed died on October 26, 2012, two days shy of her 33rd birthday, in a road accident. She was struck while talking on the phone in Lawrenceville, Georgia, on U.S. Highway 29 (near Hamilton Road) while crossing the street. CPR was performed on Reed, however, she was pronounced dead on arrival at Gwinnett Medical Center in Duluth, Georgia.
According to Gwinnett County police, no charges are expected against the driver who accidentally struck Reed with his automobile. A preliminary investigation indicates that Reed was in the roadway when she was struck and the vehicle's driver and a passenger were the only witnesses to the collision. At the time of her death, Reed was living in a motel.
|2001||"It's Over" with Kurupt||Space Boogie: Smoke Oddessey|
|2000||Bring It On||Jenelope|
Music video cameo appearances
|1997||"Ladies Night"||Lil' Kim|
|2001||"Welcome To Atlanta"||Ludacris|
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- Bring It On star Natina Reed was living in motel at time of her tragic death in car accident