Unfortunate news for Urbano fans today: Puerto Rican Kevin Fret, referred to by numerous individuals as the forwardly gay Latin trap rapper, was shot and slaughtered. As indicated by reports from El Vocero, the 24-year-old rapper was killed early Thursday morning. At 5:31 a.m., Fret was riding a motorcycle close to the crossing point of Eduardo Conde and Bellview in Santurce when he was shot multiple times. The rapper was then transported to the Medical Center of Río Piedras, where he was pronounced dead.
When Fret announced that he was gay it was truly newsworthy especially since he was the first openly gay Latin rapper in Puerto Rico. Fret was able to build a formidable following for honestly coming to grips with his sexual orientation inside a culture that that is typically anti gay.
In June, an observer assaulted Fret in Miami after a verbal debate. Reports affirmed that the assailant focused on him as a result of his homosexuality. The offender was later arrested on battery charges.
The Puerto Rican rapper previously ventured into the spotlight in April 2018 with his single “Soy Asi,” a ground-breaking trap tune that featured his savage identity. In an interview with Rapetón, Fret, who had once tried out for the principal role in La Banda, said his goal as a gay Latin snare artist was to highlight a distinction in the profession and to open the door to other developing gay artist in the LGBTQ community to follow in his footsteps.
It isn’t clear whether Fret’s homicide was a random incident or inspired by different motives, however, El Vocero reports that Puerto Rican police are committed to finding his killer.
Further information regarding Fret’s passing is still being gathered. While a few news outlets are reporting that Fret was “killed,” it is still not clear that he was a target of hate.
Written By Javona Hamb
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