The More You Know: Dallas Austin Sweetly Reveals This Classic Movie Was About His Relationship With Kim Porter

The More You Know: Dallas Austin Sweetly Reveals This Classic Movie Was About His Relationship With Kim Porter

The model recently passed away at 47.

Published 3 weeks ago

While the internet is continuing to mourn Kim Porter's shocking death, several of the late model's friends and family members have taken to social media to share their fondest memories of her.

One of the latest to do so is music producer and Porter's childhood friend Dallas Austin, and in his heartfelt post, he revealed that a film that's quickly become an African-American classic was actually based on their relationship.

Below a photo of the two at their high school prom, Austin wrote a lengthy message relating just how significant of a place Porter held in his heart.

"This is the hardest post I've ever had to do... my mom and Kim's mom was pregnant with us at the same time in Columbus," he captioned the photo. "I have never known a life without Kim porter from kindergarten through all of our life long experiences in high school, having matching bmws or her being the biggest believer in me making it as a producer and us getting out of Columbus to be somebody."

The legendary music producer then went on to reveal that, unbeknownst to many, Drumline, produced by him and starring Nick Cannon and Zoe Saldana, was based on his relationship with Porter.

"Most people don't know that Zoe Saldana played the role of Kim in 'drumline' as nick cannon played my character," he continued. "We saw purple rain 15times in the theater and if you knew her you knew a strong beautiful smiling gangster angel! I know GOD is perfect but sometimes even perfect can make a mistake."

Take a look at his full post, below:

He concluded his message by sending love and well wishes to Diddy and the rest of the Combs/Porter family. May she rest in peace.

Written by Moriba Cummings

(Photos from left: David Livingston/WireImage, Paul Archuleta/Getty Images)

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