News: Webbie Addresses Fatal Shooting, Nightclub Murder Accusations

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2012 9:36AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Southern rapper Webbie has come forward to kill reports suggesting he may be connected to a fatal Alabama nightclub shooting from over the weekend.

Webbie took to his Twitter page to ease his 162,000-plus followers' concerns last night (January 23).

"the internet strikes again with them dumb a** articles about me...," he tweeted Monday evening.
"thanks for the FREE publicity though"
"and kill them rumors about me and Boosie beefing.. yall know d*mn well that sh*t aint true. FREE BOOSIE" (Webbie's Twitter)

Webbie's manager also defended the rapper and denied any murder connections.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, cops rushed to Webbie's show at Primetime nightclub in Dothan around 3am Sunday -- responding to a call of shots fired. When they arrived, they discovered a man lying face down on the pavement outside the club with a gunshot wound to the chest. He died later at the hospital. Webbie -- real name Webster Gradney -- was taken in for questioning following the incident, and there were Internet reports he was being investigated for murder. Webbie insists that's not true. Webbie's manager tells us, the rapper was questioned simply because the shooting occurred at his concert -- and police thought he might have some info about what went down. (TMZ)

The fatal shooting took place early Sunday morning at an Alabama concert.

It appears that violence broke out at Baton Rouge, La. rapper Webbie's concert this past weekend at the Primetime nightclub in Dothan, Ala. A man was shot and killed at the venue sometime before 3 a.m. Sunday morning, which was when police officers arrived on the scene. They apparently took Webbie in for questioning, because, you know, it went down at his concert. But when the Internet got wind of it, rumors swirled that he was being investigated for murder. (Complex)

Outside of criminal matters, Webbie's latest solo album dropped last November.

Southern rapper Webbie's Savage Life 3 also debuted this week at No. 17. Moving into his second week, Webbie's new LP has pushed out 30,300 copies. (SOHH Sales Wrap)

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