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Forums - Music Discussion - Kevin Fret: Gay rapper shot dead in Puerto Rico aged 24

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-46833286

 

Breaking news just in from the BBC. He was shot 8 times in Peurto Rico. 



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Is his being gay relevant to the shooting?



KLAMarine said:
Is his being gay relevant to the shooting?

I dunno, ask the BBC. 



KLAMarine said:
Is his being gay relevant to the shooting?

Might be some kind of hate crime



KLAMarine said:
Is his being gay relevant to the shooting?

That's what I thought too, but the article seems to say that he was pretty famous for that, and a LGBT rights advocate. So it's not sure, but definitely possible. 



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Rappers are shot everyday. If he weren't gay, it would not be on the headlines.



I dream of a day where the sexual identity of a person is a private matter and nobody cares.



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KLAMarine said:
Is his being gay relevant to the shooting?

According to the article he was apparently so extremely gay that it was noteworthy.



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vivster said:
KLAMarine said:
Is his being gay relevant to the shooting?

According to the article he was apparently so extremely gay that it was noteworthy.

Dude, look at the pictures of him. He wasn't just a rapper that happens to be gay, the LGBT stuff was his identity.

It may seem kinda crass, but its fair way to describe this guy. He wasn't your run of the mill rapper, the LGBT likely helped him get attention and continues to do so! Take the gay thing out and its barely a story.



Mr Puggsly said:
vivster said:

According to the article he was apparently so extremely gay that it was noteworthy.

Dude, look at the pictures of him. He wasn't just a rapper that happens to be gay, the LGBT stuff was his identity.

It may seem kinda crass, but its fair way to describe this guy. He wasn't your run of the mill rapper, the LGBT likely helped him get attention and continues to do so! Take the gay thing out and its barely a story.

You're right.  Most of the stories are highlighting the fact that he was "the first openly gay latin trapper".