Rapper The Game has dedicated his final album, LAX, to his late cousin SHANNON JOHNSON.
Calling her "the greatest soldier my family has ever known", the rap star pays tribute to his relative in the liner notes of the new album, beneath a photograph of Johnson.
He writes, "Your life and untimely demise will never be forgotten... SEE YOU AT THE CROSSROADS BEAUTIFUL. DAMN I MISS YOU."
He makes no reference to how Johnson died.
The Game's feelings about his late cousin were on show at her funeral in July (08), when the rapper showed up unannounced and fought with the deceased's brother outside the church in Hawthorne, California.
The rapper, real name Jayceon Taylor, has been charged with criminal battery following the incident.
Speaking shortly after the incident, The Game admitted he felt like his extended family members were using emotional blackmail to get him to pay for all of the funeral expenses.