Bryson Tiller is taking a moment to remember his late grandmother.
On Sunday (April 19), the 27-year-old crooner penned an emotional letter to his grandmother, who passed away today. In the heartfelt note, Tiller explained that his grandmother cared for him after he lost his mother at an early age. He also offered an apology to his grandmother for not reading a note that she wrote to him sooner.
“Today, I realized I lost the most important woman in my life,” Tiller wrote without detailing her cause of death. “I lost my mother at a very young age so I couldn’t really process what was happening. Today is the first time I carefully read the letter you wrote to me 4 years ago and I tried my hardest not to get tears on it or let it blow away in the wind. I took it out of my important-things-box weeks ago and I told myself I needed to read it again carefully but I never got around to it.”
He concluded, “A few months ago I bought you a car after you asked me for a year straight but I always told you to wait until I got back on the road to start making money again. Something told me to just go get that car anyways because I knew how bad you wanted to leave the house. I’m so glad I did because that was the happiest I’ve seen you in a long time. I’m sorry I didn’t bring [my daughter] Harley around more. I’m sorry you’re never got to meet Kelly. I love you and I forgive you for everything and I’m sorry I never got to tell you.”
Throughout his career, Tiller has remained tight-lipped regarding details about his family life. As fans might recall, he welcomed his daughter, Kelly Jade, back in June 2019, with his girlfriend Kendra Bailey. Tiller is also a father to his daughter Harley, who he shares with his ex-girlfriend.
Check out Bryson Tiller’s heartfelt note below.
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today i realized i lost the most important woman in my life. as i type this.. i’m also realizing that i never acknowledged you as the most important woman in my life nor did i treat you that way. i didn’t call as much as i should’ve. i didn’t do as much as i could’ve. you and i have always had a love-hate relationship and about a year ago i remember saying to someone: man i really need to be there more for my grandma regardless of what we’ve been thru because i don’t know how long you’ll be around. today is the first time i find myself only thinking about the good and not the bad. I’ve never lost anyone really close to me before, i’ve never understood how it felt.. i lost my Mother at a very young age so i couldn’t really process what was happening. Today is the first time i carefully read the letter you wrote me 4 years ago and i tried my hardest not to get tears on it or let it blow away in the wind. I took it out of my important-things-box weeks ago and i told myself i needed to read it again carefully but i never got around to it. i ended up cleaning my room and putting it back in the box. in the letter your words were: im sorry i was so hard on you guys growing up, it was just really hard as a single parent taking care of you after your mom passed, i hope you don’t have any resentment towards me, im so proud of what you’ve accomplished” Maamaw im so sorry today i let go of any resentment i ever had towards you and im sorry i EVER complained about ANYTHING you couldn’t do for me. I love you so much and i wish i read this letter sooner because i would have called you to tell you that i promise i would have. a few months ago i bought you a car after you asked me for a year straight but i always told you to wait until i got back on the road to start making money again. something told me to just go get that car anyways because i knew how bad you wanted to leave the house. im so glad i did because that was the happiest i’ve seen you in a long time. im sorry i didn’t bring Harley around more. im sorry you never got to meet Kelly. I love you and i forgive you for everything and im sorry i never got to tell you.