2 Chainz was robbed at gunpoint in San Francisco yesterday, TMZ reports. Police responded to a shots-fired call at 4:30pm — just hours before the rapper was due to perform at the Oracle Arena in Oakland. The artist formerly known as Tity Boi, who told Police he only had his wallet stolen, wasn’t cooperative and “wanted to handle it himself.” Video surveilliance footage allegedly shows the rapper and his 14-strong entourage running away from the incident like “cockroaches running from a flashlight.”
UPDATE: San Francisco Police Department have confirmed to Radio.com that it was a member of 2 Chainz’s entourage, not the rapper himself, who was the victim of the robbery.
UPDATE #2: 2 Chainz reacts to the reports on Twitter.
UPDATE #3: Contrary to what they reported earlier, Radio.com now confirm that 2 Chainz was, in fact, the target of the robbery. Hopefully this is the last of the conflicting reports.
According to [police spokesman Dennis] Toomer, 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, 2 Chainz reportedly fell to the ground and was approached by the suspect, “who robbed him and fled the scene.” Toomer said the rapper was robbed of his wallet, which contained credit cards and cash money, as well as a cell phone.