Atlanta music producer Metro Boomin’s mother, Leslie Joanne Wayne, was killed Friday (June 3) night allegedly by her husband before he killed himself, TMZ reports, citing unnamed sources involved in the investigation.
His representative confirmed to TMZ that Wayne died this weekend and requested privacy for the family while they grieve their loss.
The police discovered her body outside the Atlanta area. An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death. Wayne’s husband is not Metro Boomin’s father, according to TMZ. Other outlets said the killer was her boyfriend.
Scrolling through Metro Boomin’s social media posts shows that he was close to his mom. “My first and greatest blessing is Mom. Smart, Strong, Beautiful inside & out, and Faith-Filled. How could I not win!” he posted on Mother’s Day 2017.
On Mother’s Day 2020, he tweeted a photo of them in a studio. “This Queen right here is my mother and my best friend,” he wrote.
Wayne, who raised Metro Boomin and his three siblings in St. Louis, noticed his musical talents early and supported his goals. She drove him from their home in Missouri to Atlanta to pursue his career, which has included collaborations with 21 Savage, Future, Migos, Young Thug, Drake, Kanye West, and dozens of other artists.