A mother’s love never dies, but Metro Boomin still misses his mom’s physical presence. In a series of heartfelt posts shared on his Instagram Stories, the producer opened up about life after his mother’s tragic passing.

“This don’t even feel like real life no more it’s like a nightmare that never ends and starts over every time I wake up,” he wrote, reflecting on his relationship with his mother, Leslie Wayne. “My mom was and still is my best friend in the universe and anybody who really know me know I’ve always been a momma’s boy my whole life. This gotta be what hell feel like cause it’s like my soul just burning and everything around me constantly burning.”

Wayne was killed in June as part of a murder-suicide committed by her former spouse. She reportedly played a vital role in getting Boomin into his current career, gifting him a laptop and taking him to work with other producers.

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