CeeLo Green has paid tribute to the late Gangsta Boo by posting one of their last conversations regarding new music.

On Monday (January 2), CeeLo took to Instagram to share a text convo he had with Boo, who passed away on January 1. The talk between the two saw the Goodie Mob rapper asking Boo and the rest of Three 6 Mafia if they would appear on the next Gnarls Barkley album.

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CeeLo said he already spoke to DJ Paul about featuring on his and Danger Mouse’s third LP. However, he explained he also wanted her, Crunchy Black and Juicy J — if he was down for the cause — to be involved also. Gangsta Boo replied by saying she was in.

“I know people probably be like ‘this guy Ceelo knows everybody?’ Well I do have a lot of friends and 20+yr relationships with many. Including @missyeahoe boo is my sister,” CeeLo wrote in his caption. “She a big Homegirl to my son he hurting we hurting! she is the queen a icon and innovator those that knew her knewthat she was extremely intelligent. hard ,real but sweet and kind at the same time .@three6mafia is one of the all-time greatest groups and largest influences on the culture.

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“@djpaulkom is my brother @realcrunchyblack is my brother @projectpat is my brother @juicyj is my brother we #familyround here! we all came up together and put the #south on our backs at the same time and took it to the top. i’m glad she got the opportunity to represent articulate and speak so well on all of the major platforms here recently and was given her flowers and she knew she was loved.”

He added: “Usually I wouldn’t post something this intimate but I did want y’all to know the whole gang was gonna be on the new #gnarlsbarkley album I know you fought sis we love you unconditionally and we still gone ride for you baby boo #rip #memphis stand up and honor the queen! Condolences to the family #rip lord infamous #rip koopsta.”

According to Fox 13 Memphis, Gangsta Boo was found dead around 4:00 p.m. local time on January 1 in her hometown of Memphis, Tennessee. She was 43 years old.

A cause of death has not yet been revealed, however, in a newly aired interview with WREG Memphis, loved ones stated it was not a result of foul play. Boo’s close friend Delmar Lawrence said she had so many plans in the works for 2023.

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“She loved what she wanted to do, she had so many plans, so many dreams about what she wanted to do for 2023. I mean she told me about ’em 3 days ago,” Lawrence told the outlet, adding that the pioneering Memphis rapper had become depressed right before her death.

“She lost her father and that was a very big blow for her,” Lawrence continued. “She was a daddy’s girl and it was many nights I prayed with her and just talked her through her grief. So I’m glad to know she’s at peace.”

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He added: “The world only knew her gift. They didn’t know her heart, and she had the biggest heart and loved very hard, and her friends and family who know her they know that…”

Gangsta Boo joined Three 6 Mafia in 1994 at the age of 15 and featured on the legendary Memphis group’s first five albums: Mystic Stylez (1995), Chapter. 1: The End (1996), Chapter 2: World Domination (1997), When The Smoke Clears: Sixty 6, Sixty 1 (2000), and Choices: The Album (2001).

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She dropped her debut solo album Enquiring Minds in 1998 via Hypnotize Minds/Relativity Records, and emerged as a staple of Southern Hip Hop and beyond with her hit single “Where Dem Dollas At!?” She followed it up with her second album, Both Worlds *69, in 2001.

After leaving Three 6 Mafia over alleged financial disputes in 2002, Gangsta Boo dropped her third and final solo studio album, Enquiring Minds II: The Soap Opera, in 2004 via Yorktown Records.

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From there, she released numerous mixtapes, including 2006’s Still Gangsta with DJ Smallz, 2009’s The Rumors with DJ Drama, and 2015’s Candy, Diamonds & Pills. She also linked with her fellow Three 6 Mafia affiliate La Chat in 2014 to drop a joint album called Witch.

Meanwhile, CeeLo Green was recently mistaken for E-40 by a fan who took a picture with the “Crazy” singer. Tiva Fox took to Twitter to share the snap but mistakenly thanked E-40 for making a surprise appearance at their birthday party.

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The tweet quickly went viral and has compiled over 22,000 likes with plenty of replies calling out that it is actually CeeLo in the photo. “Okay fuck y’all, you’re all dumb as fuck if you guys thought I didn’t know this was Charles Barkley,” Fox joked in response to the chaos.