Lil Kim is mourning the death of her cousin. The veteran MC shared an Instagram photo of him on Thursday night (March 28) and reminisced about their time together.

“It breaks my heart to have to send out this special RIP to my little cousin Aggy who was shot and killed,” she wrote. “At times you were so quiet but as soon as you started speaking everyone in the room knew that you were a real riot.

“You were a halfway comedian but I used to tell you that you need go away to college and get a basketball scholarship. You had so much potential. We your family will greatly miss you and we will always keep our lighters up for you. Love you Aggy.”

No further details on the shooting are available.

The news comes shortly after Kim announced she’s releasing her first album in 14 years. Titled 9, the project is expected to arrive on May 17. The Queen Bee’s last official studio album, The Naked Truth, was released in 2005.