Irish Grinstead, a member of the renowned R&B girl group 702 and known for her hit song “Where My Girls At,” has passed away at 43. The news was shared on Instagram by her older sister and fellow group mate, Lemisha Grinstead, who posted a heartfelt message alongside a monochrome image of Irish.
Lemisha wrote, “It is with great sadness that I have to let you know that my beautiful sister and friend has passed away this evening. She has had a long battle, and she is finally at peace. That girl was as bright as the stars! She was not only beautiful on the outside but also within. Sharing the stage with her was a joy I will cherish for the rest of my life! We, the family, ask for prayers and respect for our privacy as we grieve an outstanding loss to our family.”
In 2021, Irish and Lemisha featured on BET’s reality show The Encore. As part of 702, they recorded popular tracks including 1996’s “Get It Together,” which DJ Mustard sampled in his 2019 song “Ballin” featuring Roddy Ricch. Other popular songs from the group include “Steelo,” featuring Missy Elliott. A portion of “Steelo” was used in Diplo and Sidepiece’s track “On My Mind.”
Roddy Ricch is a Warner Music artist. Uproxx is an independent subsidiary of Warner Music Group.