News: Update: Trick Trick Denies Shooting Reports, "I Ain't Left This House Since Saturday"
Monday, Mar 16, 2009 9:02AM
Rapper Christian "Trick Trick" Mathis has denied early reports claiming he was wounded by gunfire Monday morning (March 16) and was in serious condition following a Jim Jones concert in Detroit.
The Detroit rapper claims he was alerted Monday morning about being the victim of a shoot-out.
He told WKQI-FM (95.5) on Monday morning that he was at home "restin' and chillin'." "I'm at home. I ain't left this house since Saturday." Trick told WKQI's "Mojo in the Morning" program Monday morning. Trick said he received a concerned phone call from his mother early Monday, after she had heard a report on television that her son had been shot. After he told her he was safe at home, Trick said his mother called WDIV-TV (Channel 4) and told them to stop reporting the story. As for why he had been linked to the shooting incident that reportedly left two wounded, "I'm still trying to figure that out," Trick said. (Detroit News)
Local authorities were initially looking for confirmation on victims of the shooting.
Police are trying to confirm that rapper Trick Trick was shot in the thigh at a nightclub shooting early this morning in downtown Detroit. Sgt. Eren Stephens Bell said this morning that investigators weren't sure if one of two men shot was Christian Mathis, who worked with Eminem on his song "Welcome to Detroit." Two men were shot at Esko Lounge at Michigan and Shelby when a fight broke out inside at 1:20 a.m., according to police earlier this morning. The second man was struck in the left arm, police said. (Detroit Press)
After further investigation, Trick Trick was then suspiciously confirmed as one of the wounded victims.
Ten men rushed the Esko Lounge on Michigan Avenue near Shelby Street, according to Detroit police. The men got into a fight with rapper Jim Jones and shots were fired. Two men were hit, including a man police identified as Christian Mathis. Local 4 confirmed Mathis was taken to the emergency room at Detroit Receiving Hospital. He is in serious condition. The other man's condition is unknown. Police are looking for the gunman. (Detroit Local News 4)
The rapper is known for having close ties with various rap stars.
As an independent writer, producer and artist, Trick Trick a.k.a. Christian Mathis is no stranger to the rap world. As president of his own Wonderboy Entertainment and selling over two million units in his independent career, he has also opened for Eminem, Lloyd Banks, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Big Boi, Lil' Jon and the Eastside Boyz, Missy Elliott, 50 Cent and more. Trick Trick has for produced Big Herk, Proof, Diesel and Picasso to name a few. (Artist Direct)