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Beyonce's Rapper Cousin Martell 'Kardone' Derouen Shot Dead At 34

By Ryan Naumann

Beyonce's alleged cousin Martell "Kardone" Derouen has reportedly been shot and killed.

According to reports, 34-year-old Martell, who performed as a rapper named the name Kardone, has been pronounced dead from a gunshot wound. His body was found by San Antonio police who were doing a welfare check on him.

The person who requested the welfare check is unknown. Kardone had not been heard from in a couple of days.

Police have issued a warrant for the arrest of a 21-year-old woman named Sasha Skare. They have named her as a suspect in the murder of Beyonce’s cousin.

Martell 'Kardone' Derouen


Kardone was an up-and-coming rapper who was known in the local music scene in Texas. Sasha is reportedly also in the music scene. Kardone produced a track for her over the summer.

Kardone’s widow released a statement about Sasha, “There is no way to replace him but please help us find this girl. She is dangerous and I do believe she will kill again. If you see her please contact the police.”

She said she was “shaken up” by the murder, adding “he didn’t deserve this.” His widow asked for privacy and time to “digest this senseless act.”


Last month, Kardone posted a photo of him holding a gun while posing in front of a Benz. He captioned the post, "Hop in that coupe take the top off 💰 braided by @joiathequeen 🔥🤧." a reference to his wife.

Beyoncé has yet to comment on the situation. Kardone's wife posted a wanted poster showing an image of Sasha. She captioned the post, "Let’s catch her. Sorry my last video was cropped wrong. Add this to your stories. #JusticeForMartellDeRouen #JusticeForMartell."


It added, "The note said "Sasha Skare is 5'5 and weighs 135 pounds. She's known to work in the adult entertainment industry in Austin. If you have any information about her whereabouts, contact the U.S. Marshals service at 1-800-336-0102."

It's unclear how close Beyoncé and her cousin were or if they had even been in touch with each other recently. At this moment, it appears Sasha is still a wanted person and has not been taken into custody by Texas law enforcement.

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