Dallas Austin Says Friendship With Kim Porter Influenced Drumline‘s Storyline

November 21, 2018  |  

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Kim Porter’s legacy and influence continues to unfold as the details surrounding the model and actress’ life and death comes to light.

We already knew Porter’s impact on modern-day R&B music (Jodeci’s Forever My Lady, a majority of Al B. Sure’s hits and Diddy’s reign at Bad Boy), but now music producer Dallas Austin says his friendship with Porter helped to give inspiration to the movie’s storyline. Austin, who served as a producer on the 2002 film shared that the two’s relationship would go on to provide material for the two movie’s two lead stars,  Zoe Saldana and Nick Cannon.

Austin posted a serious throwback photo of him and Porter as they posed for prom night.

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Oh well here it goes :our famous prom pic : This is the hardest post I’ve ever had to do…my mom and Kim’s mom was pregnant with us at the same time in Columbus …I have never known a life without Kim porter from kindergarten through all of our life long experiences in high school, having matching bmws or her being the biggest believer in me making it as a producer and us getting out of Columbus to be somebody ..and we made it!! we were inseparable I feel like a part of my soul has has been taken away ..most people don’t know that Zoe Saldana played the role of Kim in “drumline” as nick cannon played my character ..we saw purple rain 15times in the theater and if you knew her you knew a strong beautiful smiling gangster angel ! I know GOD is perfect but sometimes even perfect can make a mistake 😥I send prayers out to the kids and our family and my brother @diddy this is a hard one but we will get though it love you @ladykp 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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“This is the hardest post I’ve ever had to do…my mom and Kim’s mom was pregnant with us at the same time in Columbus …I have never known a life without Kim porter from kindergarten through all of our life long experiences in high school, having matching bmws or her being the biggest believer in me making it as a producer and us getting out of Columbus to be somebody ..and we made it!! we were inseparable I feel like a part of my soul has has been taken away,” Austin wrote.

“I know GOD is perfect but sometimes even perfect can make a mistake 😥I send prayers out to the kids and our family and my brother @diddy this is a hard one but we will get though it love you,” he continued.

Porter, 47, was the mother to four children, Quincy, 27, (from her relationship with singer Al B. Sure), and three children from her 13 year relationship with Diddy; Christian, 20, D’Lila Star and Jesse James 11.

Porter was found in her Toluca Lake home on November 15. She had previously been suffering from flu-like symptoms, but her official cause of death has been deferred by the Los Angles medical examiner.

Friends and family gathered at Diddy’s Bel-Air home on Sunday for a small homegoing service in her honor. Porter will be laid to rest this weekend in her hometown of Columbus, Georgia.

We continue to send our condolences to the Porter family and all of her friends and loved ones.

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