Not so fast folks. Despite initial reports, 2 Chainz was not the victim of a robbery yesterday in San Francisco. Authorities say it was actually a member of the Atlanta rapper's entourage that was robbed.
Despite an earlier report from TMZ and subsequent pickup from Billboard, rapper 2 Chainz was not the victim of a robbery at gunpoint Sunday afternoon in San Francisco, the San Francisco Police Department confirms to Radio.com. Police did confirm that a robbery took place, but the victim was a member of 2 Chainz's entourage, not the rapper himself.
“He was not the victim of a robbery,” San Francisco police said in a phone call Monday (June 9). “He was there, but he wasn't the victim.”
According to police, the rapper was walking with his entourage in the 800 block of Howard Street at about 4:30 p.m. when they were approached by a suspect carrying a handgun, who fired a gunshot. While most of the group scattered, one member of the entourage reportedly fell to the ground and was approached by the suspect, “who robbed him of an unknown item and fled the scene.”
Nevertheless, what has been confirmed is that the Hair Weave Killer and company have been uncooperative with authorities.
The Def Jam rapper took to twitter to refute claims that he had been forcefully liberated of any of his jewelry. "Rule #1 if a rapper gets robbed people usually post items that has been taken. Rings, chains, watch , money etc. 2 answer that question," he tweeted. "Rule#2 if a rapper gets shot he usually go to hospital or dies. Rule# 3 we definitely got geeked up in San Fran , best smoke in the world. 2 blessed 2 stress. I reportedly killed summer jam tho! #bayarea."
2 Chainz's new album is due out September 10.
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