Kim was more than just a lovely face that donned your favorite outfits and attended lavish events; she was also a role model for brown girls.
Kim Porter celebrates her 51st birthday today. On November 15th, 2018, the gorgeous model and mother of four passed away. She left a loving legacy and bright energy that can be seen in her work and in her children.
Kim, a model from Columbus, GA, first appeared on the scene several years ago. She met singer and music producer Al B. Sure! after traveling to Atlanta, GA to pursue her aspirations. They welcomed their son Quincy Brown into the world in 1991. Kim went on to star in the television series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and the film Wicked Wicked Game in 2006, as well as the films The Brothers and Mama I Want to Sing in 2011. During her acting and modeling journey, she crossed paths with Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs who she shares three kids: Christian Casey Combs, and twin daughters D’Lila Star and Jessie James Combs.
Kim was more than just a lovely face that donned your favorite outfits and attended lavish events; she was also a role model for brown girls. In a society that exclusively valued women of lighter colors, seeing Kim’s lovely, dark complexion flash across the television or plastered in a magazine gave females like me the confidence boost we needed.
Kim will be missed by her family, friends, and fans for the rest of their lives. She was a real jewel in the globe and a fixture in hip hop and fly girl culture.
On what would have been her 50th birthday, Diddy paid a poignant homage to his late ex-girlfriend Kim Porter.
Kim wore a diamond tiara in a single post on the music mogul’s Instagram account, which he dedicated to Porter. A series of Instagram Stories accompanied the post. The rapper captioned the post, “Happy birthday THE QUEEN. @ladykp! There will never be another! The Epitome of Grace and Love. I miss you. I love you, I love you, I love you, I love you, I LOVE YOU! Happy birthday, baby. 💜.”
The first story, set to Michael Jackson’s “Forever My Lady,” depicts Diddy kissing Porter on the cheek. “Happy Birthday Baby, Love you forever,” he said in the caption.
Two massive portraits of Porter were also shown by the rapper. vIn the two videos, Diddy can be heard saying, “I wanted ya’ll to see this. This new light that’s in the house. New light and love and energy. You know what I’m saying? Happy birthday KP.”
Diddy paid tribute to Porter last year as well, using another Jackson song, “The Lady in My Life,” from 1982. Diddy and Porter were close not just because they shared children, but also because she helped him get through some of his darkest days.
When he gave an emotional eulogy at her funeral, the rapper acknowledged as much, thanking her for helping him overcome depression.
“Even though we weren’t together, she was that type of person,” Diddy recalled. “She would come over and…she was just like, ‘Come on, Puff. You gotta get up. You gotta get out of bed. You gotta get moving. You gotta get up.'”
May you rest in power, Kim!