The sad news broke today that Miss Cleo died from cancer at the age of 53, according to TMZ. The television psychic had been battling cancer in the hospital and was recently moved to hospice, where she passed surrounded by family and friends.
The psychic, born Youree Harris, was famous for her “Call me now!” tagline and she would take phone calls from viewers to share their fortunes.
The pop culture icon has been name-dropped by several rappers.
Childish Gambino gave her a shoutout on “Extraordinary” when he rhymed “Gam-B, the one like Neo / You didn’t see it coming, Reverse Miss Cleo.”
Tyga mentioned her in “Faded” when he rapped a series of punchlines including, “She wanna be the one, fuck her to my own single / Break a bitch heart, no future: Miss Cleo.”
Talib Kweli and J. Cole referenced Miss Cleo’s alleged Jamaican heritage in “Guerilla Monsoon Rap” and “Grew Up Fast” respectively. “What hardship you claim to see, but I can tell by your stare / Nigga you fugazi, sayin ya crew blazin, Like sayin Miss Cleo is a true Jamaican,” the Black Star rapper said. “Look how I made em nervous, niggas is shakin, I know they fakin’ / Okay you a killer right, and Miss Cleo is Jamaican / And Bob Marley is Haitian and me and Beyonce datin’,” Cole rapped on his 2012 single.