Update: Police Arrest Beyonce’s Cousin’s Murder Suspect, Rapper Sasha Skare

  Update 02/09/2021 3:22pm: The woman accused of murdering Beyonce’s cousin, rapper Kardone, has been arrested after a two-week search. The alleged shooter, 21-year-old rapper Sasha Skare, was apprehended last weekend in San Antonio. Kardone’s estranged wife, Joia DeRouen, said he was mentoring Sasha Skare after meeting her online. “He released a mixtape called Trunk Bang, and he wanted some girls for a video shoot and he honestly just met her online,” Joia said. “When you know, the video shoot was over. He said, ‘Hey, you know, she’s interested in music.…

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Rapper, Identified as Beyoncé’s Cousin, Fatally Shot in His Texas Home and Woman, 21, Is a Suspect

  San Antonio hip-hop artist Martell DeRouen was found dead by police in his apartment on Tuesday. Police had been called there for a welfare check after a friend reported not hearing from DeRouen for several days, the San Antonio Express-News reports. The 34-year-old went by the stage name Kardone and was signed with a Sony-affiliated record label. Friends have identified DeRouen as Beyoncé’s relative. A rep for the singer did not respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment. The singer has not publicly spoken about her relative’s death. “Kardone was one of…

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