Raina From Power – Donshea Hopkins, Spoilers

Raina from Power (Donshea Hopkins) plays Bobbi Kristina Brown in The Bobby Brown Story.  Hopkins discusses the role in the following video:

Raina dies in episode 9 of Power‘s fourth season, “That Ain’t Me.” Her mother, Tasha, told her to look out for her brother, Tariq and she tries to stop someone who is chasing him.  “Ray Ray” is the dirty cop who shot Raina.  Ray Ray is chasing Tariq when all of a sudden Raina intervenes.

Earlier in the episode, Ray Ray visits Raina’s school, looking for Tariq.  Raina tells Ray Ray that she recognizes him and he panics and shoots her in her chest.  Ray Ray runs away and we see Tariq looking at Raina’s dead body.  Tariq’s stupidity is finally catching up with him.  His mistakes have led to the death of his sister.

Donshea Hopkins plays Raina from Power.  She’s all grown up in the fourth season of the series.  Donshea was born on March 2, 2002 and is currently 15-years-old.  She landed her first role in 2009 on Law & Order: Special Victims.  On Power, her character Raina, is the daughter of Tasha and James St. Patrick.

Raina’s parents are criminals but it’s her brother, Tariq, that she’s having problems with.  In episode 7 of Power‘s fourth season, “You Lied To My Face” Raina hears her parents discussing their criminal past.  Tasha and James are trying to figure out what to do about 50 Cent’s character, Kanan.

Raina From Power Donshea Hopkins
Raina From Power Donshea Hopkins

Raina hears her mother discuss how she wanted Kanan dead.  Later, Tasha tried to lie about the conversation and Raina gets upset.  Tasha tells Raina to help her keep an eye on Tariq.  That’s difficult because Tariq is addicted to lean.  Raina tried to have a conversation with Tariq and he ends up pushing her.

Raina does not approve of her parent’s lifestyle and wants to go to a boarding school.  The last thing on Tariq’s mind is school so I’m guessing Raina will either end up running away or convincing her parents to send her to boarding school.

Are Tariq and Raina Twins?

It’s easy to forget that Tariq and Raina are twins.  I always thought that Tariq was Raina’s older brother.  Tariq was normal before Shawn died.  Kanan murdered Shawn, his own son and Tariq blamed James for it.  If Shawn didn’t die and Ghost didn’t have an affair with Angela, Raina would still be alive.

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By Jason John

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