News: Rapper Fatally Shot During Live Performance, Dead At 20 [Video]

Monday, Jul 8, 2013 7:40PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Brazilian hip-hop artist MC Daleste had his life cut short over the weekend after being fatally shot in the stomach during a live performance in Brazil.

Details of the horrific incident have started to scatter across the Internet.

Brazilian funk artist Daniel Pellegrine, known as MC Daleste, is dead after being shot in the abdomen Saturday night while performing in the city of Campinas. Pellegrine was mid-song when a bullet struck him, causing the 20-year-old performer to fall back in a sitting position before others on stage came to his aid. According to Brazilian news sources, the rapper/singer was performing at a public housing building in the neighborhood of San Martin. Police say he died early Sunday after being brought to a nearby hospital. (Hollywood Reporter)

Footage of the shooting has also turned up and sparked massive amounts of views.

Video of the shooting shows the musician breezing through a mid-tempo hip-hop track before the crowd when he suddenly collapses and falls to the ground. Those curious to see the video, which has nearly 4 million YouTube views, should be warned that the clip is graphic. (Los Angeles Times)

Fans and friends alike have publicly sent their condolences in Daleste's memory.

Nearly 100,000 fans have liked a memorial Facebook page, with many leaving emotional tributes to the fallen funk star. "Another Warrior, another master of ceremonies of the Funk leaves off before the hour," read the translation of a comment from one of Daleste's fellow Funk purveyors. "Descends the stage without saying goodbye. Victim of intolerance! A great loss to our family of Funk!" The up-and-coming MC will reportedly be buried on Monday at Vila Formosa, Latin America's largest cemetery. (MTV)

The late musician was reportedly known for his unique, funk-like sounds.

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. On "Apologia," one of MC Daleste's songs, he raps "killing the police is our goal" and recites a list of weapons over the continuous sound of gunfire. (Billboard)

Footage of the shooting is below:

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