Beyonce’s rapper cousin Martell ‘Kardone’ DeRouen shot dead

34 years old rapper Martell ‘Kardone’ DeRouen was murdered in San Antonio.

The San Antonio Express-News reports, San Antonio hip-hop artist Martell DeRouen was found dead in his apartment on Tuesday.

People has identified Kardone as Beyonce’s cousin. The singer has not publicly spoken about her cousin’s death yet.

“Kardone was one of those ones who rose and shine bright, brighter than, you know, some of those that was in the room with him,” Brian Mitchell, Fyngermade Studio’s owner.

Brian Mitchell said Kardone never bragged about being a relative of Beyonce.

“That’s not even something he would even mention to people. We’d just have to put in his bios because it’s just, it’s worthy to put it in there, but he doesn’t like stuff like that”, said Mitchell.