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ASHANTI MOURNS COUSIN
Ashanti canceled a Saturday concert in Johannesburg, South Africa, when her cousin, Quinshae Snead, was killed by a 17-year-old drunk driver. Snead, 20, was being taken on a preshow errand for her cousin when her driver's vehicle was rear-ended. Ashanti is expected to escort Snead's body back to the United States today.
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