The heartbreaking news of legendary music executive Andre Harrell passing was definitely a huge shock to the culture.
Diddy broke his silence after a few days by highlighting part of the speech he gave during a Pre-Grammys Gala:
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I’ve got to give myself the reality of this in doses. Because I can’t even handle this. I hope to God that you are all blessed to have someone in your life that loves you and believes in you like this man believed in me.… I’m going to miss him so much. I can’t even imagine life without Dre. God bless @gianni, @onealmcknight and the rest of the family. 🖤✊🏿 LOVE YOU FOREVER @andreharrell !!!!!!!!!!
In the clip, Diddy takes the time to express his appreciation to Andre Harrell for being a true mentor and father figure.
Last year, BET mentioned they were working to produce a mini series about Andre Harrell and Uptown Records.
Now according to Variety, BET Executives say the show will go on:
“We are mourning the loss of a cultural icon, Andre Harrell, a chief architect of the modern hip-hop and R&B sound.”