US rapper Earl Hayes has killed his wife, Stephanie Moseley, in what police say was an apparent murder-suicide.

Officers say they found the couple dead on Monday morning after a neighbour in LA phoned emergency services saying she’d heard screams and gun shots.

Earl Hayes, who was once signed to boxer Floyd Mayweather’s record label, was found dead along with his partner.

Actress Moseley, 30, had appeared in cheerleading comedy Hellcats and VH1 dance drama Hit the Floor.

That has just been renewed for a third series.

Stephanie Moseley had also worked as a choreographer on The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 and danced with the likes of Chris Brown, Usher, Mariah Carey, Beyonce and Janet Jackson.

Reports that Floyd Mayweather witnessed the deaths on a video messaging service are now said to be untrue even though the boxer was said to be online to Earl Hayes around the time.