Tragedy has struck Rah Ali.
The former Love & Hip Hop star reportedly went into labor very prematurely on Sunday, giving birth only five months into her pregnancy.
According to sources close to the reality star, courtesy of TMZ, Ali’s baby daughter sadly did not survive the premature delivery.
She died mere minutes after entering the world.
Ali was in her house Sunday morning when her water broke and contractions started, much to her extreme shock and concern because doctors had not given Rah any indication that anything was amiss.
This would have been the first child for Rah and her husband, who she married in the summer of 2017 but whose identity has been kept secret.
Ali has over 1.1 million Instagram followers and first rose to stardom as a Love & Hip Hop: New York cast member on Season 3. She was also a guest star on Seasons 4 and 5
How did she land this role?
Ali worked in the music industry as an assistant to Phil Robinson and Harve Pierre prior to founding and managing a promotional company called 5 Approved.
The 35-year old hails from New York City.
Ali has also become well-known for her close friendship with Nicki Minaj.
She allegedly tried to fight Cardi B on behalf of her pal during last year’s infamous shoe-throwing incident at a New York Fashion Week party.
And she may have succeeded in doing so, according to Minaj herself.
“Rah beat Cardi’s ass really bad,” Nicki said last October on her Beats 1 radio program, addressing Cardi directly at the time and adding:
“The punches were so hard in your head. Rah beat you so bad that I was mad at Rah. She punched [you] eight, nine times. Now you got your sister calling me a crackhead."
Crazy stuff, but this isn’t about that feud or fight, of course.
It’s about the awful situation that has befallen Rah Ali.
TMZ reports that Minaj is doing all she can to be there for her best friend right now, calling her and checking on her and trying to lift her spirits.
Sounds like she’s making a noble effort, but there’s sadly not much that can be done for Ali these days.
We send her our most heartfelt condolences.