Drita D’Avanzo is remembering her late friend.
Earlier this year, the world was devastated to learn that Angela “Big Ang” Raiola had lost her battle with stage IV brain and lung cancer. The “Mob Wives” star was immediately remembered and celebrated by her VH1 castmates, numerous celebrities and fans from all over the world.
On Tuesday, Drita used her rapping skills and love for Ang to release a music video with rapper JoJo Pellegrino, titled “Big Angel.”
The video was filmed in Staten Island, N.Y., in front of a Big Ang mural. The clip featured memorable scenes and quotes from Ang’s three reality shows–“Mob Wives,” “Big Ang” and “Miami Monkey”–along with touching words from Drita.
“Ang was a free spirit/The true meaning of a friend/That’s why I held your hand till the end,” Drita rapped in the video, which is posted below.
She later rapped, “I miss how you called me baby and how you cared for me/On and off camera, we were like family.”
Since Ang’s passing, Drita has been very open about how much her friend meant to her.
“I will see you again one day my friend…I will miss every minute of u until then. I love you. #RIPAngela,” Drita wrote in an Instagram post.
Then, in a recent interview, Drita revealed she was happy “Mob Wives” had ended for good, because she would never have wanted to do the show without Ang as a part of the cast.
“In a way, I’m really happy ‘Mob Wives’ has ended. I would never, ever have come back without Ang being there,” Drita told Us Weekly.
She added, “She would just bring light to a terrible situation, in my eyes. And it wasn’t just for TV, it wasn’t to take Instagram pictures. We just had a great friendship. … She was my only true friend on ‘Mob Wives.'”
I LOVED the video! Drita and the dude KILT IT! Well done you two, and thank you for that!!!!!
Awesome video love u drita miss big Aug she was a great woman ever