News: Scott Storch Details Gunpoint NY Robbery, Describes "7 Foot Tall" Thugs [Video]
Thursday, Aug 22, 2013 2:25PM
Music producer Scott Storch has detailed exactly what went down this week in New York City amid reports of being robbed after leaving a recording studio in broad daylight.
According to Storch, a couple of very tall "thugs" approached him at gunpoint and demanded he hand over his possessions.
"I was working in the studio and I always work those late hours so I was coming out of the studio at like seven in the morning and just unexpectedly these two, like seven foot tall thugs came out of nowhere, bam, they got me. Gunpoint. Yeah. I wasn't in an SUV. There was an SUV waiting for us and I was walking out of the studio and they just got us before we could get into the car. It's a set-up thing. I think right now, people really need to make sure when you're in the studio during awards shows like the VMAs, people are on the hunt right now. There's a lot of chains and watches out there when the VMAs are on, so, people got to make sure their security team is right." (RapFix)
The Miami producer also downplayed any concern over losing roughly $100,000 in goods.
"They said, 'Give it up' or they were going to shoot," Scott added. "They had the gun pressed up on me. It was crazy. Since we've been in New York, here for the VMAs, we've just been in the studio, minding our own business, so, [it was] so random. [The $100,000 worth of possessions?] That is true. But it's like, I'm not really worried about losing that stuff just as long as my family and myself are okay. We were unharmed and nothing's going to stop the music." (RapFix)
While brief with his words, Storch initially confirmed the reports were true earlier this week.
"Nothing can stop music, thanks to all the fans and support," Storch tweeted August 20.
""@TMZ: Scott Storch to Cops: I WAS ROBBED ... Gunmen Threatened To Kill Me,,,Thanks, we are all safe and good" (Scott Storch's Twitter)
Details of the life-or-death situation surfaced online Tuesday (August 20) afternoon.
Hip hop producer Scott Storch -- who's worked with everyone from Dr. Dre to 50 Cent, Snoop and P!nk -- claims he was robbed outside of a NY hotel today ... and the gunmen threatened to kill him in the street. TMZ has learned ... 39-year-old Storch just filed a police report in NYC, claiming he was leaving the New York Palace hotel on Madison Ave. when he was approached by two men with guns while he was inside a waiting SUV who said, "Give us all your jewelry and cash or you're dead." Law enforcement sources tell us Storch handed over a briefcase which contained $4k to $5k in cash ... along with several pieces of jewelry, worth around $100,000. (TMZ)
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