Cam’ron’s longtime girlfriend, Tawasa Harris, has died.
On Thursday (Nov. 21), Harris’ close friend Latanya Marie shared the sad news on Facebook.
“R.i.p Tawasa… I didn’t sleep all night bc of all the old memories that kept poppin in my head of all the fun times we all had back in early 80’w/ my Cousin Teresa (r.i.p),” she wrote. “how she would bring me down the bottom to your house and we would go up to Southwest Philly. It was my first introduction to the the fast life – a.k.a the streets. You Definitely lived by the words. “Fly 2 I die”. Say Hello to Tree 4 me in heaven.”
The cause of her death is still unclear, although a comment on Harris’ cousin’s Instagram announcement claimed that she suffered a heart attack.
Cam’ron and Harris were friends for decades, initially meeting as teenagers. They broke up in 2002, which Cam admitted was a result of his “cheating, lying and trying to peruse a music career” in an Instagram post last year.
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A Eastside story: so the first week When I got to 7th grade, I seen this girl that I automatically loved. She was cute, had swag, and fly jewelry. I found out her name was Toy and she was a grade ahead of me. And she was tuff. I mean could beat up boys, take it to the guns etc. I was like... what kind of 8th grader is this?! .. Still I thought I would love for her to be my girlfriend. But I only had 2 pair of jeans, 3 shirts and 2 pair of sneakers. So that was a far fetched dream. But about 3 months into the school year she notice me and took a liking to me. For what?!.. I still don’t know ♂️. Anyway. She became my girl. And she took care of me. Brought me clothes, sneakers, jewelry (Cuban links, gucci bracelets etc) and taught me how to have style. Being she lived on the eastside (of Harlem) I even moved to the eastside with my grandmom..so I could live close to her.. Fast forward.. When she became a junior in high school I noticed a big changed in her. She took school more serious and became a honor roll student. Went on to graduate from St. John’s, masters from Delaware st, and another masters back at St. John’s. And also the mother of my son.. We ended up breaking up when I turned about 26 (I think) because of my cheating, lying and trying to peruse a music career that she wanted nothing to do with. She wanted me to go to school and we live a family life. But she understood my vision but she wasn’t going to be a part of it. I just want to tell her thank you for having my back and being the disciplinary in our sons life. I didn’t have a father in my life so I could never tell my son no to anything. But because of her our son had 5 full academic scholarship offers. and she hates social media. she’s doesn’t have a page etc. So I asked my son.. what kind of car u want for graduating? He said “dad I don’t want a car yet. After I get my associates degree then I’ll rock. But we should get mom a new car. She likes that new Range Rover velar.” I said “WORD!!” So that’s what we did.. But Toy you deserve to shine..at least for one day. Miss “respect my privacy” Even though we haven’t been together in over a decade. Ur still my family.. love ya!
“She wanted me to go to school and we live a family life. But she understood my vision but she wasn’t going to be a part of it,” he wrote on June 23, 2018. “I just want to tell her thank you for having my back and being the disciplinary in our sons life. I didn’t have a father in my life so I could never tell my son no to anything. But because of her our son had 5 full academic scholarship offers.”
The two rekindled their love in 2017, following Cam’s split with his ex-girlfriend JuJu. Harris made their relationship official this past New Year’s with an Instagram post.
“Happy New Year from US,” she wrote. “Relaxing in bed all day. I put his phone on #airplanemode so none of those calls come through.”
Cam’ron hasn’t publicly commented on Harris’ passing. Some media have reported that Harris was the mother of Cam’ron’s son, Cameron Ezike Giles Jr. However, representatives from his team have informed REVOLT that this is untrue.