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Janelle Monáe mourns cousin killed in drive-by shooting

She took to Twitter to discuss the senseless violence and to 'Pray4more light.'

 

Lyz Lenz

IRL

Published Sep 1, 2016   Updated May 26, 2021, 3:07 am CDT

Last week NBA star Dwayne Wade vocalized his criticism of rampant gun violence after his cousin was shot in Chicago. And now singer Janelle Monáe is coping with—and speaking out against—a similar tragedy.

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Yesterday, Monáe tweeted the news that her cousin had been killed in a drive-by shooting at her home in Kansas City, Kansas. Natasha Hays was 37, had three teenage daughters, and was working as a caregiver when she was shot in her sleep on August 30. 

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Monáe took to Twitter to share the impact the murder has had on her family noting, “Evil has no race.”



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Investigations into the murder are still ongoing. Police are encouraging anyone with leads to call the TIPS hotline 816-474-TIPS (8477).

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*First Published: Sep 1, 2016, 11:28 am CDT