Rihanna was hit by tragedy over the holidays. According to Time, the singer announced the day after Christmas that her cousin was shot and killed in her native Barbados. She took to Instagram to share her sadness over the death of 21-year-old Tavon Kaiseen Alleyne.
“RIP cousin… can’t believe it was just last night that I held you in my arms!” she shared on Instagram. “Never thought that would be the last time I felt the warmth in your body!!! Love you always man!”
In her post, Rihanna also called for an end to gun violence with the hashtag “#endgunviolence.”
Alleyne was allegedly shot when he was walking near his home in St Michael. At around 7:00 PM, he was apparently approached by a man who shot him multiple times, according to Billboard. The shooter fled the scene. Alleyne was taken to the hospital where he died, reported CBS News.
RIP cousin… can’t believe
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Following support from celebrities like Rihanna and Kim Kardashian, the case of Cyntoia Brown has been put on the Tennessee Governor’s radar. According to WKRN, Governor Bill Haslam is gathering information on Brown’s case. The 29-year-old is spending life in prison for fatally shooting a 43-year-old man who solicited her as a prostitute when she was a teen.
As previously reported, Brown was a teen sex trafficking victim who killed a man she believed was about to attack her. He took her to his home, and she shot him in the back of the head with a .40-caliber handgun. Earlier, she was lured into a sex trafficking ring, and she says that she was forced into prostitution by a violent boyfriend, a pimp named “Kutthroat.”
Brown never denied the murder.
“I shot him,” she reportedly said, not long after the crime. “I executed him.”
She was sentenced to life in prison for the murder
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Cyntoia Brown, a Tennessee woman serving a life sentence in prison for murdering a man who solicited her for sex when she was a teenage sex trafficking victim, is touched to receive support from stars like Kim Kardashian West and Rihanna.
“We were very, very appreciative of the fact that such an incredible number of celebrities would join our plea,” said Brown’s attorney, Charles Bone in a New York Times report. “She was thrilled by the fact that people really cared.”
Celebrities have been shedding light on a tragic 2004 case of a teen sex trafficking victim who killed a 43-year-old man she thought was about to attack her. Cyntoia Brown was sentenced to life in prison for the murder at age 16 and is currently incarcerated in the Tennessee Prison for Women, according to The Tennessean. Now, advocates and celebrities alike have taken to social media with the trending
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Celebrities are shedding light on a tragic 2004 case of a teen sex trafficking victim who killed a 43-year-old man she thought was about to attack her. Cyntoia Brown was sentenced to life in prison for the murder at age 16 and is currently incarcerated in the Tennessee Prison for Women, according to The Tennessean. Now, advocates and celebrities alike have taken to social media with the trending hashtag #FREECYNTOIABROWN demanding justice for Brown.
Rihanna shared a post on Instagram about Brown, now 29: “Did we somehow change the definition of #JUSTICE along the way?? Cause….. Something is horribly wrong when the system enables these rapists and the victim is thrown away for life! To each of you responsible for this child’s sentence I hope to God you don’t have children, because this could be your daughter being punished for punishing already!”
did we somehow change the
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Is Rihanna going to be the next big-name celeb to surprise fans with a pregnancy announcement? Thanks to a few recent photos, some fans are convinced that Riri is secretly with child.
Fans of Rihanna have noticed that not only has she been wearing a lot of oversized clothing lately, she’s also been posting a ton of throwback pics on Instagram. Check it out below.
A post shared by badgalriri (@badgalriri) on May 24, 2017 at 12:33pm PDT
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Add to that recent paparazzi pics of Rihanna looking a bit thicker than usual, and a number of fans are basically convinced that she’s going to be the next celeb to have a baby.
Shots have been fired — again. Remy Ma and Nicki Minaj have been going back and forth for a while now, but lately it seems like Remy has been doing most of the talking while Nicki hasn’t been saying much of anything (not directly, anyway).
Remy recently took to Instagram to share a slideshow of cute pics of her and her husband Papoose, writing a step-by-step guide to finding happiness in the caption.
“1. Find the man,” she began. “2. Get the man. 3. Keep the man. 4. Marry the man. All while, the man respects, loves, uplifts and supports you just because you are you…unconditionally.”
Not shady at all, right? You wouldn’t consider the post a dig at her arch nemesis Nicki until you got to the hashtags, which include things like #YouLonely and #MyPenNEVERbeenQuestioned. If that wasn’t obvious enough, she also added #ShETHER, the name of
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Kids are really stepping up their game this Halloween! Back in my day, we settled for dressing up as whatever cartoon characters were hot that year, but this year, it’s all about real famous people.
Just look at 5 year-old Kylie Rae Brooks, who slayed the internet with her Beyonce costumes. Both Kylie and her mom Diana Alvarez are Beyonce superfans; Kylie has been a fan since she was a baby, and so it came as no surprise when she asked her mom if she could dress up like Queen Bey for Halloween. Together, they recreated two of Bey’s most iconic looks.
“She kept looking at herself in the mirror,” Diana told Buzzfeed. “She didn’t want to take it off.”
Can you blame her? She absolutely slayed these looks.
Ya’ll haters corny… #KylieRaeBrooks
A photo posted by Diana Alvarez (@dianalvarez) on Oct 27, 2016 at 10:23am PDT
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Chris Brown has been in and out of trouble with the law since he assaulted Rihanna in 2009. While many are dissatisfied with Chris Brown’s community service punishment, and angry that a man who hit a woman continues to be a successful pop star, the charges did continue to plague Brown in various ways. Obviously, he has an aggressive streak in the first place, but he regularly argues that the media exaggerates his anger issues for ratings. So do many of his friends.
Brown’s latest drama involves beauty queen Baylee Curran, who called the cops on Tuesday alleging that Brown had pulled a gun on her in his Los Angeles mansion. Curran hasn’t seemed like the most reliable complainant, but Brown exacerbated matters when he refused the LAPD entry to investigate, forcing them to seek a search warrant.
TMZ is now
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New couple alert! It seems that Rihanna and Drake are officially a couple. Just days after the rapper professed his love in front of the world on the MTV Video Music Awards, it looks like Drake has finally gotten Rihanna to publicly be his girlfriend.
According to Entertainment Tonight, a source close to Rihanna reveals that they’re “definitely a couple.” The source dishes, “They are fully dating. No one really knows how long they have been ‘official’ — they just decided to let it become a thing instead of hiding it from everyone. They’re happy.”
After being all lovey-dovey after the VMAs (as well as on Instagram and on billboards), the two flew south to Miami this week because Drake has two concerts scheduled there, the source reveals.
It’s been a long time coming for the two. They originally met way back in 2005. The rapper teased a budding relationship on his 2010 “Fireworks” and
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