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SAD NEWS: Janelle Monae Mourns Death Of Cousin Shot & Killed In Her Home + T-Pain Pleads For Help After Niece Stabbed To Death


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Janelle Monae and T-Pain are mourning the deaths of close family members. Get the details on Janelle’s cousin (who was a mother of three) shot and killed in her home and T-Pain’s niece stabbed to death at her workplace inside…

Tragedy has struck recording artist Janelle Monae and her family. And now, the WONDALAND honcho is mourning the death of her first cousin.

According to reports, 38-year-old Natasha Hays, a mother of three, was killed early Tuesday morning after gunfire erupted in her bedroom inside of her Kansas City home while she slept. Her three children, ages 14, 16, and 18, were also inside, but none of them were injured.

Natasha was a caregiver at the Life Care Center in Kansas and family members tell the media she was a devoted mother and was loved by the community.

According to a local news station:

Family members tell FOX 4 they believe they know who fired shots into the woman's bedroom and say a few days ago, she said she felt threatened by this person. Family also told FOX 4 someone shot this same woman in the head a few years ago on Christmas Eve. She survived, but charges were never filed.

Now, Janelle is mourning the lost of her cousin and calling for an end of gun violence. She said in a series of tweets:





As of the time of this post, police have not arrested any suspects. Anyone with information in the case is asked to call the Crime Stoppers TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.

Sending prayers to Janelle and her family.

In another tragic story....

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T-Pain is another celebrity mourning the death of a loved one.

According to reports, his 23-year-old niece Javona Glover, the mother of a 2-year-old, was stabbed to death Tuesday morning at a Walgreens drugstore in Tallahassee where she worked.

The Grammy Award winner took to his Twitter account to plead with his fans that knew anything to contact the police:



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When police arrived on the scene they found her bleeding heavily, but she was still alive. She ended up dying from her injuries before she could be transported to a hospital.

Tallahassee Police have issued an arrest warrant for Tavon Q. Jackson, 25, in the stabbing death of Javona. His whereabouts are still unknown.

T-Pain sent out a tweet thanking everyone for their support:


TPD is asking anyone with information about Tavon Jackson is asked to call the hotline at (850) 891-4298 or if they wish to remain anonymous, please call CrimeStoppers at (850) 574-TIPS.

NBA baller Dwyane Wade also lost a family member to violence recently. His first cousin Nykea Aldridge was killed by crossfire in Chicago while pushing her baby in a stroller. Tragic!

Prayers up for all the families!

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