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Rapper 50 Cent paid his respects to a teenage girl who was shot dead in his native New York by covering the cost of her funeral on Friday, May 24.

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The hip-hop star was devastated to hear the news that 14-year-old D'aja Robinson had been gunned down on a city bus, so he reached out to her family and offered to pay for her memorial service.

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The funeral took place on Friday, and 50 Cent posted pictures of the event on his Facebook page, revealing he paid for the horse and carriage which carried Robinson's casket.

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He writes, "People always try and paint negative images about me I'm the most genuine down to earth person and I didn't forget where I came from I came through for baby girl by providing a horse and carriage for her... She was pretty, innocent and didn't deserve to die like that R.I.P."