Celebrities Pay Tribute to Kim Porter on Day of Funeral

Kim Porter at 'The Holiday Calendar' screening at NETFLIX Icon Center (OCt. 30, 2018) [Al B Sure! wrote forever my lady jodeci]

Getti Images Kim Porter at 'The Holiday Calendar' screening at NETFLIX Icon Center (OCt. 30, 2018)

After passing away unexpectedly, Kim Porter was laid to rest in her hometown in Georgia on November 24th. She was 47. On the morning of the funeral, her ex-boyfriend and the father of three of her children, Sean “Diddy” Combs, paid tribute Porter on Twitter. TMZ reported that the private ceremony was expected to have 1,200-1,500 guests.

In addition to Porter’s and Combs’ families, including Porter’s son, actor Quincy Brown, many celebrity friends of the couple were in attendance to pay their respects and mourn the loss. TMZ reported that Quincy and Diddy both spoke at the funeral, as well as Mary J. Blige and Dallas Austin. Faith Evans performed a musical tribute, as did Yolanda Adams. After the funeral service, here are some of the celebrities who paid tribute to Porter on social media:


After the funeral, Diddy added a video tribute to Porter on his Instagram, made up of photo and video of Porter and their children on a beach vacation.

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The truest definition of a MOTHER ? #KimPorter

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Naomi Campbell


While it has not been confirmed that Beyoncé was at the funeral, she posted photos of Porter shortly after the service’s conclusion. One of the photos was of Porter and her twin girls; the other two were photos of Porter when she was young. The first photo she posted was accompanied by the caption “Heaven couldn’t wait for you.”

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Heaven couldn’t wait for you. ??

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DJ Khaled

Kimora Lee Simmons & Russell Simmons

Kimora Lee Simmons, who US Weekly reports was Porter’s best friend, was in attendance with her husband. She posted a video to her Instagram story after the ceremony that read “We love you so much sister;” the view in the video is obstructed by tree branches, but it looks and sounds as though fireworks were set off at her resting place.

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At your homegoing celebration today it became all too real that you are not coming back. I cannot stop crying but I will be strong for you. Gone WAY too soon. Wtf. I am in shock. To my beautiful friend and sister, I love you.❤️ This is unbelievable. When I first heard the news, I was angry that someone would play such a stupid ass joke. They said you were in your room sleeping. Aoki and I rushed to your house to tell you to ‘get up and come your ass outside!’ But soon as i arrived I realized you would not come. Every room I walk into now I think, “ok, I will just go and get Kim.” But I see that I cannot. This is all too close and too sad. Your light was a beaming beacon for so many. You are A WHOLE MOOD! You are a girls girl which is why we’ve stayed close always. We are so alike in so many ways, we shared clothes, food, attitudes, friends, enemies, the greatest happinesses and the worst sadnesses. We’ve been married, given birth, raised families, gotten divorced, experienced death and everything in between-together. You are a great mama. Between us we have 8 kids who are all cousins. We are, and will always be-a family. I will look after yours and you will look after and guide us all. What a beautiful, loving, sassy soul to have lost. We love you forever. May God bless your journey. We will never stop crying for you❤️? #kimporter #forevermylady #rip ? #blackexcellence ?✨

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Missy Elliott

Porter’s friend Missy Elliot posted a clearer video of the fireworks on Twitter, as well as an address to Porter that “you will be missed but Your SPIRIT LIVES on!”


Usher has not directly addressed Porter’s burial, but video of his arrival at the church where her service was held confirms his attendance. He posted an Instagram tribute to his “big sister” on the day of her passing. Today, he shared a video to his Instagram story; dressed in a black turtleneck in the back of a car, he tells his followers “Tomorrow is a mystery, yesterday is history, today is a present, so enjoy.”