Kevin Fret: Gay rapper shot dead in Puerto Rico aged 24

Written by Newsroom Staff January 11, 2019 13:08

New Delhi: Kevin Fret, known by many as the first openly gay Latin trap artist, was shot and killed in Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Billboard has confirmed. He was 24 years old.

Kevin was often described as Latin Trap’s first openly gay artist. He was quite vocal about his sexuality as well as LGBTQ rights.

Fret’s manager, Eduardo Rodriguez, confirmed the unfortunate news and said that people must unite in these difficult times.

“There are no words that describe the feeling we have and the pain that causes us to know that a person with so many dreams has to go,” Eduardo said in a statement.

“We must all unite in these difficult times, and ask for much peace for our beloved Puerto Rico,” the statement further read.

n a previous interview with Rapetón, Fret, who also auditioned for the first season of La Banda, said his objective as a gay Latin trap artist was to mark the difference in the game and open the doors to other emerging artists in the LGBTQ community.