’90s Singer Confessed Why She Killed Her Pro-Boxer Husband

Posted On : September 14, 2021

This ’90s singer’s name is Kia Jeffries. She was part of the ’90s group, 4Kast (best known for their 90’s song, “I Tried”) and she was also known for singing the hook on rapper, Akinyele’s underground 90’s hit, “Put It In Your Mouth.” The thing Kia unfortunately made headlines the most for though, was murdering her pro-boxer husband, Ernest Abdul-Mateen (46) when she was 37 years old.

Kia “Babydoll” Jeffries explains detail by detail, what exactly happened at 4:40 a.m. in the morning when she unfortunately killed her husband, Ernest (pictured below) who was also the father of her son…

KIA JEFFRIES EXPLAINED WHY SHE DID IT

KIa Jeffries; her pro-boxer husband, Ernest Abdul-Mateen

Kia did an interview on the VH1 reality show, “Gossip Girl,” where she described blow by tragic blow, exactly what happened on the morning she shot and killed her husband, Ernest in self defense:

“He started just punching, punching, punching me in my face, grabbing me by my hair, just throwing me. I’m screaming for my son. My son has to come and get his father off of me and as he’s grabbing me trying to hold on to me, I notice something else that’s…’Oh there’s a gun?!!’So I kept pushing it, pushing it away, trying to still [make] him let me go. […] Then one of the times I pushed it [the gun], I felt the trigger and his hand wasn’t on it and I pulled it, hoping that it would just shoot and people would come.”

AFTER KIA SHOT ERNEST, THINGS GOT EVEN MORE VIOLENT

Kia Jeffries [R] sharing her story with Gossip Girl journalist
Kia said immediately after she shot Ernest he said “B*tch you shot me!” and then he really got angry and started pistol whipping her in her head and her face. Kia thought she was about to die:

“I felt the sleep of death coming with certain blows to my head.”

When Kia found out her husband died, she said her first thoughts were anger toward him because she didn’t understand why he had to cause such a pointless, horrific fight which led to his death … then she felt sad that her son had lost his father.

Kia “Babydoll” Jeffries is now rebuilding her singing career. She wanted to share her story to help others in that situation and we applaud her for being brave enough to speak on it. This is a tough situation though, because we also can’t forget that a man lost his life in the process and the person who got hurt severely was their son, whom we hope has dealt with his pain as best as he possibly can.

COPS RULE SELF DEFENSE, KIA DETAILS THAT TRAGIC NIGHT

When cops showed up to an Extended Stay Deluxe hotel near Duluth, GA. at 4:40a.m. in 2012, they found boxer, Ernest Mateen, critically wounded from a gun shot, but still alive and a beaten Kia Jeffries. According to Atlanta news outlet, AJC, Kia told cops her husband was beating her and they also reported that Ernest was able to confirm their altercation to cops before he died. Ernest reportedly had arrest warrants for alleged previous domestic violence charges against Kia.

KIA’S REBUILDING HER LIFE AND CAREER

Kia “Babydoll” Jeffries is now rebuilding her singing career. She wanted to share her story to help others in that situation and we applaud her for being brave enough to speak on it. This is a tough situation though, because we also can’t forget that a man lost his life in the process and the person who got hurt severely was their son, whom we hope has dealt with his pain as best as he possibly can.

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