(AllHipHop News) Rapper T.I. is choosing to celebrate the life of his late sister Precious instead of wallowing in sadness.
The hitmaker lost his big sister on Friday, more than a week after she was hospitalized in a critical condition following a car accident in Atlanta, Georgia.
Precious Harris, who suffered from asthma, was just 66, and although T.I. is hurt by the family loss, he is making an effort to smile through the pain because he believes it's what she would have wanted.
He has paid tribute to his sibling with a touching post on Instagram, which reads: "While we are saddened that our beloved Precious is no longer with us, she will forever have a special place in our hearts and our family.
"I was such a lucky man because you were my sister. You were there every step of the way... Always helping me become my best self. I/we could not have done it without you. Forever grateful."
The rapper/actor used his nickname to close the note, signing off, "Your baby brother, Tip."
In the accompanying caption, T.I. addressed his sister directly and told her how grateful and appreciative he and his relatives were for everything she had done for them.
"We're ALL Happy to see you get your well deserved wings of eternal peace... free from pain, worries, & anguish... But Still WE ALL REALLY HATE TO SEE YOU GO!!!" he added.
T.I. then urged his sister not to worry about how they would cope in her absence, insisting they would be just fine thanks to her leadership.
"Don't even trip about US tho sis...," he continued. "you spent your entire life making sure WE was straight... Now we owe you to NOT be selfishly consumed by our pain,but to be HAPPY for you claim your peaceful place in paradise. You earned it sis. We'll be miserable for a while for missing your physical presence, but your lessons of love,words of wisdom & historical memories WILL NEVER DIE!!!"
T.I. and his wife, Tameka 'Tiny' Cottle, had temporarily shut down production on their family's reality show, "T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle," to remain by Precious' side while she was in hospital, but filming with other friends reportedly resumed over the weekend.