Cam’ron says that his mother, Fredericka Giles, has passed away. The legendary New York rapper reflected on their relationship during an emotional tribute post on Instagram, Saturday. He began the statement by admitting that he’s struggling to find the strength to put his feeling into words.
“Right now, I don’t have the strength to put into words to express what my mom means to me, and I’d have to right (sic) a book and maybe I will,” he wrote. From there, he explained: “In 2007 my mom had a stroke leaving her partially paralyzed on her left side and a speech impediment, but if you followed her or was her friend on social media you would never know any of that. She was witty, funny, intelligent, sarcastic, and outspoken. People would say ‘Cam I know you’re writing ya moms’ captions’ and I wasn’t. I would see my moms’ captions and say ‘Where are you learning this?’ (Lingo) she’d tell me ‘be easy lil homie’ lol.”
“I’m so sad to inform you guys of her passing. I wasn’t going to share this because I’m in a lot of pain and Didn’t think it was anyone’s business, But thinking about it, I really wanted to thank you all for making my moms’ days and nights for the last decade or so,” he explained. “Social media was her go-to for, entertainment, news, general gossip etc.”
Later in the post, Cam’ron reflected on being with her on his most recent birthday. He wrote: “She wasn’t doing well on my bday that just passed, and when I walked in her room (in the hospital) she was on IG saying, ‘Everyone wants to know what’s up with me ’cause I didn’t post for your bday.’ I said do you want me to help you make one? She was like ‘Nah,’ She wouldn’t want anybody else posting for her. She felt that like having a ghostwriter I guess. So, this message is really for y’all guys (her social media friends) thank you all for liking, loving, and appreciating my mom,” he concluded before calling her his “biggest supporter” and “best friend.” Cam’ron concluded by sharing that her funeral will be held in Harlem on February 23.