Waka Flocka Says He's "Fine" After Shootout

Published February 17, 2011

Waka Flocka Flame is in good health and spirits only hours after news surfaced that the “No Hands” rapper and his entourage were involved in a shootout. Waka took to Twitter to reassure his fans.

“To my fans N world, I’m good, nothing is wrong with my health,” he wrote. “See y'all in Cali for All-Star #im1realassperson.” Radaronline has video of Waka's brother and rapper French Montana assuring fans that all is well (watch above).

According to WBTV, Waka, born Juaquin Malphurs, was at Charlotte, N.C.’s Car Stereo Warehouse shopping for equipment for his tour bus when the drama unfolded.

Word is Waka was in the parking lot speaking with fans when two cars pulled up. It’s unclear who opened fire first, but police spokesperson Rob Tufano said the men in the two vehicles and Waka’s entourage engaged in a shootout.

"Everybody was ducking," Al Armstead, who was inside the store during the shootout, told WBTV. "They're scared, low, frantic, panicking, knocking stuff over, and bumping into each other. It was crazy, it was chaotic."

Police said several shots were fired and one man was struck in the shoulder. Police also thinks Waka was targeted in the shooting. Waka and three other men were questioned by authorities. No one was arrested.

Waka’s had a hard time escaping trouble since his debut single, “O Let’s Do It,” began climbing the charts. The rapper was shot in Atlanta in January of last year and eight teens were wounded at one of his shows in Gary, Indiana, two months later. His house was also raided under suspicion of prostitution late last year.

Written by Carl Chery

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