Award-winning producer Metro Boomin just picked up the tab on a mortgage of Aaron Salter III and Kimberly Salter — the son and wife of a 55-year-old security guard and retired police lieutenant Aaron Salter Jr., who was killed in the Buffalo supermarket mass shooting in May.
Aaron shared the news on Instagram, thanking his “favorite producer” for the benevolent gesture. “How many producers you know look out for people when they need it most?” the young man wrote. Gotta say thanks to my favorite producer @metroboomin. He called me and asked if he could help me during my tragic loss and did just that! No more mortgage Paid in full!!!”
Aaron uploaded a photo of himself and his mom outside their residence while holding a sign reading “Paid in Full.” He thanked the “Knife Talk” producer once more before sharing, “I’ll never forget what you did!” The 28-year-old replied to the post, “Love always bro! My line is always open and I meant every single thing I said back when we spoke.”
Fans applauded the Atlanta-based artist for his life-changing gift, including one Instagram user who shared, “This brought me to tears. Sending love and positive energy to you both. There is a powerful feeling when you see such of an act of kindness and respect.”
“That is amazing what you did,” commented another supporter. “Just amazing! The world needs more of you. Pay it forward!” “This was so dope of you to do,” echoed a third person. “You blessed someone else during their tragedy while you’re still dealing with the loss of your mother. She raised a real one!”
Salter Jr. was one of ten people who lost their lives during the May 14 tragedy when a gunman opened fire at a Tops Friendly Market. Buffalo officials said the former police officer confronted and shot at the gunman before being hit himself.
Metro suffered his own loss after it was reported that the “Mask Off” producer’s mother, Leslie Joanne Wayne, was killed by her husband, who was not Metro’s biological father, in an apparent murder-suicide in June. At the time, a spokesperson for the star told TMZ that he and his family requested privacy during that difficult time.