The Tragic Death of Openly Gay Rapper Kevin Fret

According to the New York Times, Kevin Fret was only 24 years old when he was fatally shot in the streets of San Juan, Puerto Rico while riding a motorcycle in the early hours of Thursday, 10 January.

LGBTQ+ activist Samy Nemir Olivares tells the New York Times, “Kevin Fret represented hope… a refreshing view in a music genre that is very homophobic and very machista. He lived unapologetically open as gay. In Puerto Rico, that’s an act of resistance.”

Labeled as Latin trap’s first openly gay pioneer by Paper Magazine, Fret was a rising star who was breaking barriers in the trap music scene by being unapologetically queer. “I’m a person that doesn’t care what anybody has to say, [now I see] young gay guys or young lesbians that are looking at me now like a role model, like wow, if he did it, and he don’t care what anybody else has to say, I can do it.”

Rest in Power, King.

Watch Kevin Fret’s music videos below:

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