Rihanna calls for end to gun violence after ‘cousin shot’
RIHANNA has called for an end to gun violence after the death of a young man she named as her cousin.
The singer posted pictures of herself with a young man, who is believed to have been killed in a shooting in her native Barbados on Boxing Day.
She wrote on Instagram: ‘RIP cousin … can’t believe it was just last night that I held you in my arms!
‘Never thought that would be the last time I felt the warmth in your body!!! Love you always man!’
She added the hashtag ‘#endgunviolence’.
Rihanna, 29, tagged the Instagram account with the username @merka-95 but did not name him.
A local news station named the victim of a shooting as 21-year-old Tavon Kaiseen Alleyne.
A representative for Rihanna has been contacted.
Author: Ann Jones