Rihanna posted several photos of herself with her cousin, who she tagged on Instagram but did not name. Barbados news site Nation News reported that the cousin, Tavon Kaiseen Alleyne, was murdered on Tuesday evening in Eden Lodge, Saint Michael. Royal Barbados Police told Nation News in a statement that Alleyne was walking near his home when a man shot him multiple times before fleeing the scene. Alleyne was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Bridgetown, where he died.
This is not the first time Rihanna, who grew up in Barbados, has spoken out against gun violence. In October, the singer called the Las Vegas shooting a "horrific act of terror."