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Report: Diddy Planning Elaborate Funeral for Kim Porter

Shortly after sharing his grief over the loss of Kim Porter, Sean “Diddy” Combs is reportedly planning an elaborate funeral service for the mother of four and ex-girlfriend he called, “more than a soulmate.”

TMZ reports that the Bad Boy founder is seeing to it that Porter’s service is held in her hometown of Columbus, Georgia. Porter grew up in Columbus, graduating from Columbus High School in 1988. Her mother, Sarah, was also laid to rest in the southern town in 2014.

Family will reportedly land in Georgia this Friday night for a private wake, followed by the funeral Saturday afternoon. Sources claim the music mogul has already booked a horse-drawn carriage to transport Porter’s casket from the funeral to the burial site. Pastor T.D. Jakes will conduct the service.

The Porter and Combs families will reportedly hold another event in her honor the following day, but exact plans have yet to be determined.

Porter was found dead in her Toluca Lake, California home last Thursday. Diddy broke his silence on her passing Sunday, paying tribute to their “super black love” via Instagram.

“For the last three days I’ve been trying to wake up out of this nightmare. But I haven’t,” wrote Combs. “I don’t know what I’m going to do without you baby. I miss you so much. Today I’m going to pay tribute to you, I’m going to try and find the words to explain our unexplainable relationship. We were more than best friends, we were more than soulmates. WE WERE SOME OTHER SH*T!! And I miss you so much. Super Black Love.”

 

Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.