Rapper PnB Rock was fatally shot at a Los Angeles Roscoe’s Chicken ‘N Waffles, according to authorities.
Rapper PnB Rock was fatally shot during a heist in Los Angeles on Monday, according to Chief Michel Moore of the Los Angeles Police Department.
At 1:15 p.m., police were called to a possible robbery at West Manchester Avenue’s Roscoe’s House of Chicken ‘N Waffles, where they discovered a victim with several gunshot wounds. During a news conference on Monday night, Kelly Muniz remarked.
Moore informed the Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners on Tuesday that the victim had been identified as Rakim Allen, popularly known as PnB Rock.
An extremely high-profile murder involving a musician by the name of PnB Rock happened at a southeast neighbourhood restaurant only yesterday, according to Moore.
“Mr. Rakim Allen was brutally attacked by a person who, apparently, we believe… came to the location after a social media posting of the artist and the woman accompanying him,” reads the report. “Allen was there enjoying a simple meal with his girlfriend or a friend of his when [Allen] was brutally attacked by an individual.”
Moore claimed that an Instagram user had identified the location in a photo of the couple’s supper. He said that a Black man assaulted the rapper inside the eatery and demanded his belongings. According to Moore, PnB Rock “had a large amount of jewellery and other valuables.”
After exchanging words with the victim, the suspect shot the latter several times before driving off in a getaway car in an unkown location, according to Muniz. According to Muniz, the woman was taken to a nearby hospital where she passed away at 1:59 p.m. She claimed that nobody is in jail and that the suspect currently has very little information available.
Moore stated that Mr. PnB Rock was shot, died, and lost his life there due to the jewellery and valuables he was carrying. There were numerous cameras and investigative leads that we will explore to solve this case as our investigation progresses.
On its Facebook page, the well-known Los Angeles eatery expressed its condolences to the rapper.
The post stated, “His demise signifies a huge loss to each and every one of us.” The safety of our employees and visitors is our top priority, and we have and will continue to keep our place of business as safe as possible. “Our deepest condolences, thoughts, and prayers go to the Allen family at this difficult time.”
Rapper’s passing shocks the hip-hop scene
The hip-hop scene was shocked to learn about PnB Rock’s passing.
Rapper Nicki Minaj wrote, “He was such a pleasure to work with. Condolences to his mom & family. This makes me feel so ill. Jesus.”
After Pop Smoke there’s no way we as rappers or our loved ones are still posting locations to our whereabouts. To show waffles & some fried chicken????! He was such a pleasure to work with. Condolences to his mom & family. This makes me feel so sick. Jesus. #SIP #PnbRock 🕊
— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) September 13, 2022
In a series of tweets, she also advised the hip-hop community to keep an eye out for young and upcoming artists who might be targets of attack, particularly in light of the recent deaths of other artists like Young Dolph, Pop Smoke, and Nipsey Hussle.
Rapper Offset tweeted, “Pray for pnb rock… the man got family and kids smh God be with the man!!
On Monday, DJ Akademiks tweeted that he had just finished an interview with PnB Rock.
Pray for PNB Rock. “This PNB Rock thing is bizarre. I just did an interview with him a week ago where he recounted how someone recently tried to rob him in LA when he was out with his girlfriend and daughter. Now.. this.. smh.”
Even the governor of New Jersey, Phil Murphy, commented on the rapper’s passing.
The governor tweeted that he was “saddened by the passing of rapper PnB Rock, who died earlier today due to a terrible act of gun murder.” We send our condolences to PnB Rock’s friends and family at this difficult time. He was a star in the industry.
Saddened by the passing of rapper PnB Rock, who died earlier today due to a senseless act of gun violence.
PnB Rock was a star in the industry. Sending our condolences to his friends and family during this time. pic.twitter.com/KfB6mvzOMN
— Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) September 13, 2022
Between 2017 and 2019, PnB Rock released two albums, “Catch These Vibes” and “TrapStar Turnt PopStar,” which made waves at the close of the 2010s. Between 2016 and 2019, PnB Rock had eight singles on the Billboard Hot 100, four of which were in 2019.
The rapper from Philadelphia has been on popular songs including “Everyday We Lit” (2017, with rapper YFN Lucci) and “Dangerous” (2018, with rapper Meek Mill and singer Jeremih). On the Billboard Hot 100, “Dangerous” peaked at No. 31, and “Everyday We Lit” reached at No. 33.
He also worked on “Leave Em Alone” with rappers Lil Baby and the City Girls in 2019, as well as “Cross Me” with Chance the Rapper and Ed Sheeran.
On September 2, “Luv Me Again,” his most recent single, was made available.