News: Waka Flocka Recalls Bus Shoot-Out, "I Thought, 'Oh No, I Can't Get Shot Again'"
Friday, Mar 11, 2011 2:20PM
A few weeks after having his tour bus riddled with gun shots in North Carolina, rapper Waka Flocka Flame has stepped forward to reflect on what really went down.
Sharing his moment-to-moment reactions, Waka said the shooting happened suddenly and unexpectedly.
"When I first heard the shooting I thought 'Oh no, I can't get shot again," Waka exclusively told RadarOnline.com. "I was in the bus, so I didn't now what the hell happened, it was like Pow Pow! As RadarOnline.com previously reported, at least six shots were fired in a February 16 gun battle involving the rapper and his entourage. The musician was at a local store having a stereo system installed in his tour bus, prior to shots ringing out. Waka explained to RadarOnline.com his first reaction at the terrifying moment: "I don't want to go out this week, I ain't finished. You know you start flashing, it happened so quick then it's over," he said. "I was like sh*t, wrong place wrong time!" (Radar Online)
Following the shootout, multiple suspects were arrested.
Six men have been charged in connection with a shoot-out involving rapper Waka Flocka Flame. The men, all in their early 20s, were arrested Saturday by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Violent Criminal Apprehension Team. None of the men charged are from the rapper's entourage, said police spokesman Rob Tufano. (Charlotte Observer)
The six possible suspects' names were also revealed following their arrests.
Andre Sellers, Antoine Washington, Xavier Hoover, David Bellamy, Barry Lawrence and Antonio Stukes are all being charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery and two counts of felony shooting into occupied property. All are under at least $200,000 bond. Some face additional charges. Police say the men were trying to rob rapper Waka Flocka Flame of his jewelry, while his tour bus got a soundsystem upgrade at a store on Independence Blvd. on Wednesday. Members of the rapper's security team fired at the men who shot at the bus. (WCNC News)
While initially claiming Waka was not the target, more reporting suggested the botched robbery was intended for Flocka's chain.
RumorFix has learned exclusively that the gunmen who opened fire on Waka Flocka Flame's tour bus on Wednesday were after his $1.2 million necklace. Waka's publicist, Kali Bowyer, tells RumorFix exclusively, "We are pleased with the attentiveness by the Charlotte Police Department in capturing these individuals in such a timely manner. It is such a shame that one would risk the lives of innocent women and children in hopes of stealing one's jewelry." (RumorFix)
Check out Waka Flocka Flame's mother speaking on the shooting down below