News: Waka Flocka Flame Associate Breaks Silence On Shooting, "The Bullet Is Lodged On The Right Side Of His Chest"
Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 5:15PM
An associate of rapper Juaquin "Waka Flocka Flame" Malphurs has broken his silence on this week's near-fatal shooting and said the So Icey artist is still in recovery.
According to long-time associate DJ Holiday, Flame has injuries to his upper body.
"He's actually responding better," Holiday revealed. "He got shot in the arm and the other one hit him in the shoulder and it moved around and hit him [near his] lung...so he has a hard time breathing and moving. The bullet is lodged on the right side of his chest up under his arm -- and that's where the most trauma was. He's a tough dude [and] he make jokes about it." (XXL Mag)
Initial reports suggested the shooting occurred in Georgia.
Gucci Mane understudy and author behind the smash hit "O Let's Do It," Waka Flocka, was reportedly injured in a shooting earlier today. While stopping at a gas station off Old National Highway in Atlanta, Flocka was approached by unknown men at gunpoint and was told to hand over his chain. After refusing to give up his jewelry, the suspects fired shots in the direction of Waka Flocka hitting him twice. More details to come. UPDATE: Label confirmed exclusively to KarenCivil.com these accounts are true. (Karen Civil)
Further details revealed the emcee's injuries were not fatal.
Waka Flocka Flame (who is part of Gucci Mane's Brick Squad crew, and Mizay Mgmt as well) was shot today in an alleged robbery attempt. There are reports that it happened at a gas station or at the barbershop....either way, from what I'm hearing, Waka was not shot in the chest (as is widely rumored), and is not in critical condition. Insiders are citing arm/shoulder wounds and say that the young "O, Let's Do It" rapper will be ok. Which is good news. (Miss Info TV)
He reportedly signed his deal with Gucci roughly six years ago.
At 23 years of age, Waka is a solo artist, and the youngest member of the So Icey Boyz - a popular Atlanta-based rap group signed to Gucci Mane's So Icey Entertainment/1017 Brick Squad, which he joined in 2004. (Mizay Entertainment)