Rapper and LGBT activist Kevin Fret has been shot lifeless in Puerto Rico.
The 24-year-old musician, generally known as Latin entice music’s first overtly homosexual artist who has been credited with “remodeling the style”, was killed within the nation’s capital San Juan on Thursday, in keeping with police.
Fret was shot eight instances whereas driving his motorcycle on the street at round 5.30am, in keeping with native media.
Fret’s supervisor, Eduardo Rodriguez, confirmed the artist’s demise and described the rapper as “an inventive soul”.
He stated: “Kevin was an inventive soul, a big-hearted dreamer. His ardour was music, and nonetheless had lots to do.
“This violence should cease. There are not any phrases that describe the sensation now we have and the ache that causes us to know that an individual with so many desires has to go.
Kevin Fret was identified not just for his music model but in addition image- who was breaking gender norms in #PuertoRico and stigma about being homosexual, gender nonconforming, and expressing gender identification freely – in a rustic the place homosexual folks nonetheless get mocked, bullied and killed. pic.twitter.com/SQQxePu9vv
— Samy Nemir Olivares (@Samynemir) January 10, 2019
“We should all unite in these troublesome instances, and ask for a lot peace for our beloved Puerto Rico.”
Fret gained approval for his single Soy Asi, which has greater than 600,000 views on YouTube,
His demise brings the variety of murders in Puerto Rico this yr to 22, police stated.
Fret, who frolicked dwelling in Miami, instructed journal Paper final yr: “I am an individual that does not care what anyone has to say… [I see] younger homosexual guys or younger lesbians which are me now like a job mannequin, like wow, if he did it, and he do not care what anyone else has to say, I can do it.”
The journal described his music as “transcending the machismo and reworking the style”.