Celebrities React to Heavy D’s Death

Heavy D

Emotions were flowing on Twitter as celebrities expressed their sadness at the loss of Heavy D, who passed away today at the age of 44. The rap pioneer, who rose to fame in the ’90s with his hits including “Now That We Found Love” and “Nuttin’ But Love,” was remembered by his friends and peers. Ciara and Nick Cannon recalled his kindness, Janet Jackson and Game remembered the man they called a friend, and Common and Nas saluted his contributions to hip-hop. Read the outpouring of thoughtful messages below.

Janet Jackson: Heavy D brought so much Joy into our lives through his energetic brilliance. I’m going to miss him.

Monica: I am heart broken, God Bless Hev’s kids & family in this difficult time

Jennifer Lopez: “how would you feel knowing prejudice was obsolete & all mankind danced to the exact beat” – rip heavy d …. You are in my heart 4ever

Lil’ Kim: #RIPHeavyD U will be missed :( but NEVER forgotten!!!!!!! Our memories are special!!! :(

Big Sean: #RIP to Heavy D… I just seen him like 3 weeks ago

Nicki Minaj: We’ll never forget you babe! #hiphopelite #RIPHeavyD

Keri Hilson: RIP Heavy D. Glad I had the pleasure of meeting you. In your words,”I got nuthin but love for ya.” Prayers to his family & friends.

Juelz Santana: A! Crazy how shit happens. I was late 2 da BET Awards & Heavy D’s Performance was 1 of da only 2 I got 2 see. Blessed 4 dat opportunity. RIP

Missy Elliott: U will be missed Heavy D so many laughs we’ve shared but your Music is Timeless and will Always be Around 4ever Love u Heav…

Swizz Beatz: Wow life is 2 short i am twisted about my brother The Great Heavy D :( R.I.P this is wack!!!

DJ Clue: R.I.P. To my dude Heavy D. He sat me down & gave me many inspirational talks when i started early in the game. Gon miss you brother. Luv

Nick Cannon: This is crazy. @heavyd such a beautiful person. He did and will continue to inspire me

Keyshia Cole: When I met Heavy D.. He said “believe U have a good soul, Sing with always having Something to say”. This was 1 year Be4 the 1st album RIP

John Legend: I’m so sad about Hev. He really was a wonderful person.

Big Boi: R.I.P Heavy D a true pioneer may god bless your soul

Diggy Simmons: Wooow can’t even believe that. RIP Heavy D and my condolences to his family. A true Hip Hop great

LL Cool J: May GOD embrace the soul of Heavy D and Bless his family. I respected you Heavy and I always will.

Eve: RIP HEAVY D… Sending my prayers and condolences to family and friends

Timbaland: i’m at a lost for words rip heavy d

Ciara: RIP HEAVY D! He was a really nice man! Sending my condolences to him and his family!

Ne-Yo: Man. I was just with Heavy D recently in London. Had I known it’d be the last time I’d see him, I woulda told him he was truly great. RIP…

Tyrese: Live your life to the fullest… Everyday!!! It’s arrogant to believe the next second belongs to you…. @HeavyD a true class act RIP..!!


Brandy: I am shocked, overwhelmed, and all of the above at the death of @heavyd ! May you rest in peace!! I love you and I promise to live INSPIRED!

Usher: This is too heavy, I can’t believe it. HEAVY D was just here. Truly gone too soon. My heart and support goes out to his family. R.I.P HEAVY

Boyz II Men: UGH…heavy d..always cool as hell with us..just a sick feeling….praying for his little daughter and family.

Sean Garrett: God bless @heavyd and his family just saw him a week ago.This is tough!!! A true great.U will be missed dearly!!RIP

Common: Heavy D was…no…is one of Hip-Hops finest. Your art and contribution will live 4ever brother! #RIPHheavyD

?uestlove: Damn man. This is a wake up call like a mofo. Heavy D was a good friend & he’ll be missed. Night I met him is funniest story ever.

Game: Last tweet of the day: Rest In Paradise to a GOOD FRIEND & legendary hip hop icon Dwight Arrington “Heavy D” Myers. Damn life sometimes !!!

Nelly: MAN I CANT EVEN TYPE IM SOO IN SHOCK!!!!!! my blessings and heart go out to the family of my MAN HEAVY D! #RIPHEAVYD!!!WOW WAD A SAD DAY 4SHO

Rev Run: R.I.P to one of the best rappers who ever Did it @HeavyD You will be missed tremendously!


Lupe Fiasco: RIP Heavy D…God Bless!!!

Estelle: RIP. Heavy D. i can;t believe that. I can’t. Was just in London w him. WTF.

Sean Kingston: R.I.P Rap legend Heavy D One Of The Most Influential Rappers Of The ’90s Era… Smh Another Sad Day For Music You Will Def Be Missed Man

Teyana Taylor: Oh No! Heavy D really passed away? Really?? Wow I was just in the stu w/ him not to long ago smh :(

Christina Milian: RIP Heavy D… Heard the news today and was saddened. :( he was a really nice guy and had such a positive & friendly demeanor. Prayers 2 his family

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  1. ughreally

    RIP Heavy D. He was so well respected by his peers young and old as we see by these tweets because he was a really nice encouraging person. A true talent in music and acting. I just watched him in some hip hop doc and he would always go back to his hometown in Mt.Vernon and have like cookouts with the community.

    Without him Uptown records wouldn’t have been the success it was , and Bad Boy would’n’t have even existed to give us someone like Biggie. People rapping and dancing owe that to acts like him and Big Daddy Kane who made it okay, and he made it okay to talk about the LOVE for women. Wow. Great dude, really sad he died so young.


  2. Andrew

    RIP Heavy D


  3. bayray

    Heavy D was one of the greatest entertainers in the world. He reflected somebody the greatest times in my life.RIP u will be missed.


  4. Larry

    I know! I am left feeling some type of way! The overwieght Lover had swag that left the world dazzled and in Awe because of the confidence! Much Love and Pecae My Beautiful Black Brother!!!


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  6. georgia peach

    r.i.p.Heavy I love the over weight lovers in the house,waterbed Boo memories live 4ever love u


  7. Nash

    People never understands me when I say this”I’d rather be a hungry artist but create music that’s gonna be there decades after am gone. Than being Rich and leave music that’s gonna be there 2sec after am gone” but I guess now it makes sense. Heavy D left us with a living legacy of beautiful music. His life is worth being celebrated. RIP SON


  8. cousin Barbara Gayle

    I will always think of u esppecially when i visit from Jamaica to make u HOT potato pudding-to watch in bed reading ur Bible-my whole family will be missing u!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  9. Yvonne

    I remember the last time i saw you around the way in Mt.Vernon. The music, the laughs and love. I am saddened and I know I am not alone…blessings to your family a true man among the greats in heaven! I love you forever you were one of hip hops greatest! RIP


  10. Felecia

    Rip Heavy ‘D’ My prayers goes out to you, the family and friends.All the work you’ve done shall speak for you.Tomorrow is not promised to anyone. When God calls your name your job on this earth is done. You have completed the job God sent you here to do, ‘Job Well Done’ now you can put on your white robe and wear your crown. God bless!!!!


  11. i-k obaseki williams

    Heav D was realy a blesin 2 the rap/hip hop industry & 2 the entertainment world @ large. but i realy pray dat God hv mercy on his soul & grant him eternal rest.


  12. Rėmy v

    R.i.p heavy d you will be miss


  13. Jenny Amos

    We are not living to get old anymore it’s just God’s way of telling us to be ready when he come’s,,,


  14. Kayla

    R.I.P. Heavy D. Much respect for him because he was one of the first rappers to dance and people still considered him cool. He was smooth and didn’t have to rap about sex, drugs, and violence to be relevant. I send my prayers and condolences to his family.


  15. mz. Nett

    This is truly a tragedy i must say he will truly be missed. He was a beautiful person and definetly a Hip-Hop legend. Your family are in my prayers.Gone but never forgotten. R.I.P Heavy D we all luv you


  16. craved1

    Im so saddened by this that I cant stop cryin. I tried to see you when i was in augora hills, but u werent in town. I wana say thanks for never dwelling on the act! Its only the half anyway. Thanks for not callin me or my sisters h!$s! Man, Uve always been a class act! A truly raised man and not afraid to be so no matter who was lookin! U did have ur own thang. Your parents did a great job. Yes, of course I’ll be at the movies in the front row, watching ur last beautiful cameo! Hey,Bernie, Gerald, Pimp c, Teena,Vesta please know that the Overweight Lover is in the house.


  17. NikkiIsChillin

    So sad. Heavy D will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.


  18. Doveums

    I didn’t know Heavy D personally,I remember when he just came out.Whenever I was in Mt Vernon 4th avenue or Sanford Blvd,he would just appear,he always had a smile and greeted everyone.My condolence to his family,may God grant them peace.


  19. crystal

    I’m so sad.this is really painful.may his soul rest in peace


  20. Sandra

    Heavy D the great,
    You will truly truly be missed when I
    Heard the news I was stunned
    May god be with your family, friends
    And loved ones at this time.
    I pray that god surrounds your daughter
    At this time much love HEAVY D


  21. Cat

    To a true man that will be greatly miss and has always been respected. I lift you and your family up in this hard time. You are now with a greater man and one day you will be seen again. I will see you when I come home too. My God rest your soul and give many blessings on your family. Just remember that he my be gone but never forgotten as long as we hold him in our heart. LOV YA R.I.P.


  22. Doubletime

    A truly truly sad day in music…no other words right now to describe the anguish n emptiness I feel..A gentle soul from a time when hip hop was about partyin n spreadin love,not hate…


  23. don't hate yoz

    he will truely will be miss anywayz Teyana taylor Comment on twitter sound so stuipd by saying that!


  24. Erika

    R.I.P HEAVY D!! You were one of the greatest. The overweight lover has him wings. Prayers to his family.


  25. Nakia

    Sometimes in life music is a comfort to us who are going through. Heavy D’s music made you feel good. He was one of the best who ever did it. Life is short. Heavy will truly be missed but I will neve forget the hits he gave us. Rest in Peace. Luv u Heavy!


  26. MED Love

    Heavy D was one of favorite. He was among the very few male rappers who actually dance.
    R I P


  27. W Love

    Heavy you will be missed your music was the best and you alwats kept a great demeanor about you. Love and prayers to your family. We’ll miss you and your music will live on. R.I.P.


  28. enrique alicea

    we lost a rap legend heavy d he s a true icon he will be sadly miss r.i.p. heavy d i wont forget you and your friends will miss you too my heart and prayers are with your family thank you for the memories you will always be remembered


  29. kimbraperry

    My heart n prayers goes out to the fam and friends,may God continue and Bless u all..RIP OVERWEIGHT LOVER D..much luv….


  30. Mercedes

    I got nuttin but love for ya. R.i.p heavy d.


  31. Shary

    I am still waiting to hear it’s not true. I remember jammin with him back in the day. I love the fact that he didn’t rap about violence, negativity and disrespecting women. His swagga was like that His music was fun then and now. I LOVE YOU HEAVY D. Gone but never forgotten. RIP my brotha! *$#@*


  32. Poizun

    My condolence to his family and friends. Baby girl, keep your head up. Much Luv.


  33. Marie

    R.I.P. Heavy D u will be missed 4 eternity!!!! 1 lUV <3


  34. R.i.p. Heavy D.

    Wish you a peaceful journey. I’m going to miss this man. He’s one of my sister’s biggest fans.



    a true HIP-HOP LENGEND u kids and white and other races will never truly know this mans effect on hip-hop r.i.p heavy d F*** HIP-POP ITS HIP-HOP ALL DAY


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