‘RIP cousin’ – Rihanna calls for end to gun violence after shooting
The music star shared a tribute on social media.
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.