Rapper PnB Rock was shot today during a robbery attempt in Los Angeles. He was taken to the hospital and later declared dead.
PnB Rock, a Philadelphia rapper best known for his 2016 hit “Selfish,” was shot and killed during a robbery at the Roscoe’s House of Chicken & Waffles restaurant in South Los Angeles on Monday afternoon. Police are now looking for the suspect.
At 1:15 pm, according to Los Angeles police Capt. Kelly Muniz, a shooting occurred. at the well-known restaurant on Manchester Avenue and Main Street. She refused to say who the victim was.
Rock, 30, whose real name was Rakim Allen, had eaten at the establishment with his girlfriend, who had shared a location-tagged picture on an Instagram post that has since been deleted.
According to Muniz, a suspect brandished a gun and demanded items from the victim in the restaurant. The Times reported that Rock was a target because of his jewellery.
According to Muniz, the attacker immediately shot the victim during the robbery.
She claimed that the assailant fled the scene in a getaway vehicle through a side door after shooting the victim.
At 1:59 pm, the victim was admitted to a hospital, according to Muniz.
The Los Angeles Police Department investigators are reportedly looking through security footage taken inside the restaurant to find the shooter. Additionally, they are looking into neighbouring businesses to see if any security footage exists of the suspect leaving on foot or in a car.
According to Muniz, investigators were analysing the evidence on Monday night. She declined to make any comments about what was found.
Rock was born Dec. 9, 1991, in Philadelphia. He admitted to Paper Magazine that Drake’s decade-defining album “Take Care” was what first got him interested in music when he was 19 years old.
Rock was a perfect fit for the next stage of hip-development hop’s because of his talent for fusing melodies with his rapping. He rose to national prominence with the single “Fleek” from 2015, which transformed the popular Vine video into a national anthem for women who take pride in their appearance. Later, he worked with a variety of musicians, including Ed Sheeran and Chance the Rapper on the song “Cross Me.”
One of his most memorable performances was when he collaborated with Atlanta rapper YFN Lucci on the triumphant anthem “Everyday We Lit” in 2016, which peaked at No. 33 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was either artist’s highest-charting song ever.
The rapper claims that after flaunting money and jewellery on social media, he was shot and robbed in North Hollywood.
Sept. 12, 2022
What do you call yourself if you still incorporate rap into your s—?
In 2017, he spoke to Paper Magazine. “People can’t call me a rapper, but I also don’t think of myself as a singer,” I said. I’m not screaming and singing in the sky. I am unable to provide Chris Brown singing. Just good melodies, please.
On the Billboard Hot 100, “Selfish” peaked at No. 51. On September 2, Rock released “Luv Me Again,” his most recent song.
In a statement, Roscoe expressed shock over the murder that occurred inside its eatery.
The chain wrote on Instagram, “We are deeply saddened by the passing of Rakim Hasheem Allen, also known as PnB Rock, an incredible artist in Los Angeles and everywhere.” “His passing leaves every one of us with a significant loss. Our deepest sympathies, best wishes, and prayers are with the Allen family during this trying time. Our top priority is ensuring the safety of all of our visitors and employees. We have kept our workplace as secure as possible and will do so in the future.
Rock passed away at a time when authorities claim they are dealing with an increase in “follow-home” robberies and other violent crimes.
Rapper Pop Smoke from Brooklyn, whose real name was Bashar Barakah Jackson, was killed in a Hollywood Hills home invasion in February 2020.
Authorities think that social media posts, such as one of a black gift bag bearing his address, helped the attackers find him.
Through September 3, there have been 34 homicides reported to the LAPD’s Southeast Community Police Station, which serves the neighbourhood where Monday’s shooting took place, down from 35 during the same period last year.
The statistics also showed a rise in robberies of 25.2%, from 373 to 467, during that time.
On the “Off the Record with D.J. Akademiks” podcast, which aired on September 2, Rock discussed prior robberies in Los Angeles.
The rapper claimed that when people attempted to rob him, it was “mid-pandemic”, and he was out with his girlfriend and daughter on Fairfax Avenue.
Rock said, “Where I’m from, we like cunning criminals. “In L.A. They are brave.
Rock and the host discussed how robberies targeting rappers increased frequency.
Rock declared, “I’ve never once been robbed in my life. “I’m not going to say never because I find never to be a nice word. I haven’t been stolen, but I’m not superstitious, either.
Akademiks remarked, “That’s why I feel like L.A.’s spooky, man. It’s just so audacious. I’m seeing crazy videos that make it seem like they don’t even do it at night. Perhaps at night, but in broad daylight is when they do it.
After the death of his oldest brother, Rock claimed that he changed, becoming more tense and aware of how quickly a situation could turn deadly.
Rock remarked, “There has just been something in me that has just let me know, like this s— real life.” “I have witnessed deaths. I’ve been around people who have passed away. Anyone can pass away.