Natina Reed, an R&B singer with the girls’ band Blaque, died early Saturday after being struck by a car just north of Lillburn, Georgia, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Authorities reportedly ruled out a hit-and-run contrary to earlier online reports. Reed would have turned 33 on Sunday.
Reed was a rapper-singer for Blaque, an R&B group from the late-90s, with a number of hits including “808” and “Bring It All To Me.” She also had a brief acting career including a role as a member of the East Compton Clovers cheerleading squad in the movie “Bring It On.”
Reed was engaged at one-time to rapper Kurupt. She gave birth to their son, Tren Brown, in 2002.
She was reportedly working on a solo rap album and a potential reunion with Blaque at the time of her death.