Friday, January 29, 2021

Beyoncé’s 34-year-old rapper cousin fatally shot in his apartment

 Martell DeRouen was a Houston, Texas, rapper related to the singerIt has now been confirmed that a Texas rapper – identified in local media as a family member of singer Beyoncé – was found fatally shot in his apartment this week.

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 Authorities discovered the body of Martell DeRouen while conducting a welfare check. The request for a police checkup on Derouen, who performed under the name Kardone, was made by an unnamed person who hadn’t heard from him for several days.

Police have now issued a warrant for the arrest of Sasha Skare, who was confirmed as a murder suspect,  It is worth noting that this is not the 21-year-old’s first run-in with the law. Back in 2019, she was also charged with an assault linked to the shooting death of her boyfriend.

The San Antonio-based musician was widely known in his area as Beyoncé’s cousin through her maternal grandmother Agnéz Deréon, who Tina Knowles’ fashion line House of Deréon was named after. His Spotify bio reads, “in the last few years, he’s changed that narrative with his own musical pursuits.”

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