VIDEO: Brazilian singer shot on stage

2013-07-10 14:46
Cape Town - A video in which a Brazilian funk singer is gunned down on stage has gone viral with over 6 million views on YouTube.

According to Brazilian news sources Daniel Pellegrine, also known as MC Daleste, was shot in the abdomen while performing in front of 3 000 fans at a free concert in Campinas, Sao Paulo on 6 July.

The video which has garnered over 6 million views shows Pellegrine’s rapping followed by a loud bang and the singer collapsing on the stage.

The video was caught by fans who attended the gig.

Police told a Brazilian news source that singer died early the following day after being taken to a nearby hospital.

According to Billboard MC Daleste was part of a grouping known as the “Ostentatious Funk” scene.

The grouping is described as bling-obsessed with a violent brand of rap but is also known for its “empowering conscious messages and sexy groove”.

Police have not yet arrested any suspects the Guardian reports.

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