Rapper T.I lost his older sister a few days ago, and, along with a host of other famous names, his kids are mourning their aunt with heartbreaking tributes on social media.
Antoinette “Precious” Harris died at the age of 66 after getting into a serious car accident in Atlanta.
Taking to Instagram, T.I’s 17-year-old daughter from a previous relationship, Deyjah Harris has been working through her grief with a series of emotional posts about her late aunt.
“Oh, I LOVE you,” Deyjah wrote, adding four “broken heart” emojis as the caption for a smiling picture of Precious.
The teenager also shared a photo collage of Precious with virtually every member of their family at various times and again declared her love in the caption.
Deyjah shared a lengthier post on the day her aunt Precious died. One of the pictures included was of the two posing at an event while another shows what seems to be Deyjah’s hand holding her aunt’s in the hospital. There was also a clip of Precious chatting with her niece on a video call.
“Auntie precious, oh how I wish I could just call you and hear your voice. I wish I could hear you say “deydiiiiii” one more time,” the teen model began in a tear-jerking caption. “There’s just so much I want to say.”
“I’m so hurt but I know you wouldn’t wanna see me this way. I’ll never forget all of the great moments we shared together. I’ll never forget all of the knowledge and wisdom you blessed me with. Auntie precious, I love you SO MUCH!!!! I WISH I WOULD’VE TOLD YOU MORE OFTEN! I LOVE YOU FOREVER.
King Harris, T.I’s son with his wife, Tiny, also paid tribute to Precious on Instagram. The 14-year-old shared a heartwarming photo with his late aunt and included a caption laden with promises.
“I will always love ya, and I promise NOBODY will hurt major while I’m around that’s on my soul!!!” he wrote. “We all love u, and I will make sure major keep up [with] his school, and I promise to do the same.”
Major Harris, King’s ten-year-old brother, also paid tribute to his “Auntie Precious,” thanking her for loving and caring for him, as well as teaching him.
“I’ll miss you dearly,” declared the young man in an Instagram post.
Tiny’s 22-year-old daughter from a previous relationship was not left out. Like every other person who has celebrated the life of Precious, Zonnique Pullins reminisced on her late aunt’s impact in her life.
“You’ve been fighting with asthma for so long and each time being in your presence you would never know there was anything going on with you. You were such a precious gift to our family, such a light to everyone you came in contact with, so loving, wise, and caring to EVERYONE.”
Precious passed away on February 22 after being in a serious car accident. The impact of the crash triggered an asthma attack that left Precious in the intensive care unit until she eventually succumbed.
Since then, soul-stirring tributes have poured in from T.I and Tiny, as well as other celebrities like Tamar Braxton, Kandi Burruss, and Bow Wow.
Precious is survived by three children: Kamaya Chapman, Avis Chapman-Reese and Kareem “Plug” Chapman, according to PEOPLE.
In a moving post on Instagram, Kamaya told her “mama girl” she was heartbroken.
“From my best friend on earth to My beautiful angel in heaven. Mama girl you know ima miss you,” she confessed. “I love you so much. I’m so heartbroken but the way you looked so @ peace this past week has confirmed that you are resting. No more asthma attacks. Damn but baby I am going to miss you.”