“Extra’s” Tanika Ray was with LL Cool J and his wife Simone as they celebrated the launch of her Legacy for Men by Simone I. Smith jewelry collection in Century City on Saturday The couple spoke out following the tragic, untimely death of Kim Porter, who was found dead Thursday.
Both LL and Simone are longtime friends of Kim and her ex, Diddy. The actor and rapper had a heartfelt message for Diddy and his children with Kim, saying, "I wish you all the best. I wish you love and happiness and joy. Stay encouraged. There is nothing I can say to you guys that will heal the void, or fill the void, but I just want to send you my love."
He added, “Puff, stay strong."
Remembering spending time with Kim and Diddy, LL said, “You know, I saw Kim and Puff — we were all on the dance floor at his birthday party, we were all on the dance floor just us three, and we were laughing and a song was playing. We were singing the words of a song together, just us three. It was so weird — one minute we’re all there together on the dance floor, and then a few days later I heard this. Life is strange.”
Simone also had fond memories of Kim, saying, “She came to my first trunk show. She was very supportive." Referencing Kim's twins with Diddy, she recalled, "We bought the twins their first cribs.”
Diddy reacted to Porter's death Sunday in a heartfelt post expressing his undying love for her. The cause of her sudden passing is still unknown.
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