2 Chainz Robbed at Gunpoint

2 Chainz Robbed at Gunpoint

Shots were fired in robbery involving rapper.

Published June 10, 2013

San Francisco police are investigating a brazen Sunday afternoon robbery involving rapper 2 Chainz. The G.O.O.D. Music affiliated hip hop star was reportedly robbed in broad daylight and shots were fired during the incident, reports TMZ.

A source with the SFPD told TMZ that they received a call about gunfire just after 4:30 pm PST and when they arrived on the scene the rapper did not want to fully cooperate. Chainz would only tell law enforcement that his wallet was stolen and he was fine.

According to the surveillance video from the scene, 2 Chainz appeared to be the intended target and was seen fleeing with his entourage like “cockroaches running from a flashlight."

2 Chainz was in town to perform at the annual 106 KMEL Summer Jam concert in Oakland. He tweeted reaction to his performance at the show, but did not mention anything about the robbery.

The SFPD is currently going over video from the crime scene to identify suspects.


Contrary to reports from TMZ and Billboard, radio.com spoke to a San Francisco Police Department official, who confirmed that rapper 2 Chainz was not robbed at gunpoint on Sunday afternoon. The report stated that though a robbery did occur, it was not the artist himself, but rather a member of his entourage who was targeted.

"He was not the victim of a robbery," San Francisco police said. "He was there, but he wasn’t the victim."

Police reported that 2 Chainz was spotted with his entourage in the 800 block of Howard Street at approximately 4:30 p.m. when the entire group was approached by an armed suspect who fired a gunshot. In response to the gunfire, the group dispersed, but one member of the rapper’s entourage fell to the ground and was subsequently robbed by the armed suspect.

According to police, the suspect has not yet been located.

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Written by BET-Staff


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