Brazilian rapper Daniel 'MC Daleste' Pellegrine was killed while performing on stage. (Google Images)
Brazilian rapper Daniel ‘MC Daleste’ Pellegrine was killed while performing on stage. (Google Images)

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Brazilian rapper Daniel ‘MC Daleste’ Pellegrine, was shot and killed while performing on stage this past weekend. On Saturday (July 6), Daleste was mid-song when he was shot in the abdomen by an audience member. The incident was caught on video and uploaded to YouTube, where it has nearly 4 million views.

Judy Cantor-Navas and Marc Schneider of Billboard write:

“MC Daleste was a member of the Sao Paulo-centered “Ostentatious Funk” scene, a bling-obsessed and violent brand of rap over looped beats. Also called Sao Paulo funk, the club genre is an offshoot of Rio’s Funk Carioca, rooted in that city’s impoverished favelas and known for its empowering conscious messages and sexy groove.”

Police are using the videotape of the shooting to aid in the investigation of finding Pellegrine’s killer. He was 20-years-old.

Read more at The Hollywood Reporter.

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