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Back in November, we reported that ex-finance to Angela Simmons, Sutton Tennyson, was shot and killed at his home in Atlanta. The man who is responsible for Tennyson’s death surrendered himself to the police a few days after the incident and was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and possession of a firearm.
In a clip from an upcoming episode of Growing Up Hip Hop, Angela recalls a conversation with her three-year-old son, who she shares with Tennyson. “I was with my son, and super emotional right, even to talk about it. He was looking out the window and he’s like, ‘Daddy, white car.’ I question him, ‘Where do you see him?’ or ‘Who is Daddy? What does he look like?’ I’m asking him. I’m like, ‘Do you want to see your dad?’ and he’s like, ‘Yes!’ So he comes over and I start showing him videos and pictures and stuff, and he stopped.”
Angela then explains, although her son isn’t yet conversational, his next question makes her even more emotional, “It’s not like he’s full conversational yet, so this is what kind of makes it emotional. He was like, ‘Is he alive?’ But he doesn’t even say the word ‘alive,’ so for him to ask that is like—whoa. Did you really just say, ‘Is he alive?’”
This is the first time Angela had to have this difficult conversation with her son, “I was just like, ‘No. He’s not.’ This is the first time I’m having to explain it to him, which is, like, super sad, because he’s three. How do you explain to a 3-year-old that they’re never going to see them again? Other than my own way, which is like, ‘He’s in Heaven, he’s with God,’ all of the great things. Then he kind of laid his head in my chest, and told me he was sad.”
See the emotional clip below.