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Rihanna Demands End To Gun Violence After Cousin's Death

(Last Updated On: December 27, 2017)

Rihanna is prepared for an finish to gun violence. She shared her opinion on Tuesday, December 26, after her cousin Tavon Kaiseen Alleyne was killed on Christmas night, in accordance to native police in Barbados, Rihanna’s dwelling nation.

Rihanna confirmed she was with Alleyne simply hours earlier than his dying, writing 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!” Rihanna’s highly effective assertion was accompanied by a collection of candy pictures of the 2.

Following her considerate tribute, she referred to as for change, including to the caption, “#Endgunviolence.” Rihanna’s mournful demand is sensible, as 21-year-old Alleyne was reportedly shot a number of instances close to his own residence by an unknown assailant, who then fled the scene. Alleyne later died from his accidents and police proceed to analyze the deadly crime.

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While that is the primary time Rihanna has spoken out towards gun violence, it’s not the primary time she has gotten political. Just final month, Rihanna defended Cyntoia Brown on Instagram. Sex trafficking survivor Brown, now 29, killed her 43-year-old a person who abused when she was 16, out of concern that he would homicide her. Brown was sentenced to 51 years in jail, regardless of her younger age on the time of the crime and the case’s disturbing particulars. Rihanna took concern with the courtroom’s dealing with of her sentencing.

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The singer has additionally thrown her assist to trans ladies, Hurricane Irma victims, and Hillary Clinton.

Alleyne’s dying is barely the newest headline about gun-related tragedies in a yr full of them. Texas suffered its deadliest mass taking pictures this fall. There have been shootings in each a Cincinnati, OH membership and a German cinema. And the horrific Las Vegas bloodbath, the biggest mass taking pictures of recent instances, continues to hang-out concertgoers.

After a yr like 2017, let’s hope Rihanna does get her want, and we see actual steps taken to finish the epidemic of gun violence in 2018.

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