Natina Reed

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Natina Reed
Reed in 2000
Background information
Birth name Natina Tiawana Reed
Born (1979-10-28)October 28, 1979
New York City, New York, U.S.
Died October 26, 2012(2012-10-26) (aged 32)[1][2]
Duluth, Georgia, U.S.
Genres R&B, hip hop, pop
Occupation(s) Rapper, singer-songwriter, Actress
Years active 1999–2012
Labels Elektra Records, WMG
Associated acts Blaque, Lisa Lopes, Kurupt

Natina Tiawana Reed[3] (October 28, 1979 – October 26, 2012) was an American rapper, singer-songwriter, Actress, 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.[4]

Reed contributed her own raps to many of Blaque's singles, including "808", "Can't Get It Back" and "Bring It All to Me".

Personal life[edit]

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.[5]

Reed's sister, Niesha Stevens, died 10 months after Reed's death.[6]


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.[1][7] CPR was performed on Reed, however, she was pronounced dead on arrival at Gwinnett Medical Center in Duluth, Georgia.[8][9]

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.[10][11]


Album appearances[edit]

Year Title Album
2001 "It's Over" with Kurupt Space Boogie: Smoke Oddessey


Year Title Role Notes
2000 Bring It On Jenelope


Year Title Role Notes
2000 V.I.P. Herself 1 episode

Music video cameo appearances[edit]

Year Title Artist
2001 "Welcome To Atlanta" Ludacris
2001 "It's Over" Kurupt


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