London, who shares a son, Kross, with the deceased rapper, sat down with herbalist and natural health expert Queen Afua for an interview for Black Girls Rock on Mother’s Day where she opened up about motherhood after Nipsey’s death and how she’s coping. She also shared some words of advice to those who may be going through a similar situation.
Take a look at their insightful exchange below:
Queen Afua: “They’re ancestors now. We can call him up and they will speak through us, support us and encourage us. What do you say to the loss?”
London: “I say that I am with you. I stand with you. I can relate to your pain. Today for me, I would have had Nip here a couple years ago or a year ago to say ‘Happy Mother’s Day.’ Bring my flowers and I don’t. So in that space where I don’t have him physically here, I nurture it into myself. I will embrace the love that I do get from my family. The flowers that I do get that come from my cousins, my mother or my brother. I fully embrace that, right. I will fully be present with my kids today because time is not promised.
“I will light a candle for my beloved. I will do the things that honor him that I know that he respected. And yeah, I feel more importantly, when there’s an empty space, when there’s a loss, you just do things in their honor and that fills up a little bit of the hole.”
Queen Afua: “Everyone is just so filled with love for you. And every time I hear of your name, they’re always uplifting you.”
London: “I know it! The prayers of the people have kept me. They have no idea.”
In related news, the actress and entrepreneur shared an adorable photo of her two sons hugging to celebrate Mother’s Day. Shared on Instagram, the photo shows 10-year-old Kameron Samuel Ari, whom she shares with rapper Lil Wayne, carrying 3-year-old Kross like the big brother he is.
“The absolute Honor of being their Mother. This Love has saved me. Peace to all the mommas. Happy Mother’s Day,” she captioned.