Nigel Shelby Suicide: Justin Bieber Calls Stop to Hatred, Janelle Monae Stresses on Bullying Impact

Also paying tribute to the 15-year-old Alabama student, who took his own life after being targeted for being homosexual, are Kehlani, Heather Matarazzo and U.S. presidential candidate Cory Booker.

AceShowbiz - Justin Bieber and Janelle Monae have led the tributes to a tormented gay teen, who took his own life last week (ends April 19)

Alabama student Nigel Shelby, 15, had been targeted for being homosexual and his suicide hit the headlines over the weekend, prompting the likes of Bieber and Monae to offer up their thoughts on the tragedy.

Justin took to Instagram on Tuesday, April 23 and posted a headline about Shelby's death, adding the caption: "I hate this with a passion... stop the hatred please! I don't understand how people can be so ignorant and hateful."

Angry Monae turned on the parents of the kids who drove Shelby to end his life: "The kids some of you are raising and teaching or NOT TEACHING did this," she wrote. "They bullied him. Let that sink in."


Jenelle Monae turned on the parents of the kids who drove Nigel Shelby to end his life.

The dead teen's favourite singer, Kehlani, also posted a tribute, writing: "I love you Nigel Shelby beautiful beautiful boy."


Kehlani paid tribute to Nigel Shelby.

Actress Heather Matarazzo and new U.S. presidential candidate Cory Booker have also weighed in on the tragedy.

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