West Coast rapper Nipsey Hussle has stepped forward to speak out on reports which claim gunfire rang out during one of his Chicago concerts heading into the weekend.
Although the shots were acknowledged, his camp claimed Nipsey had already left the Chi-Town venue when the incident happened.
“Nipsey did perform in Chicago to a sold out successful show. Venue was cleared and Nipsey was on a bus heading back to hotel, when alleged shots were fired in radius of venue. Nipsey nor crew were involved in any altercations or incidents in Chicago.” (Statement)
According to reports, the gunfire let loose Friday (January 17) evening.
Shots were reportedly fired following a recent Nipsey Hussle concert in Chicago. Nip is currently on his Proud 2 Pay (Crenshaw Tour) and performed in the Chi on Friday (Jan. 17) night at Reggie’s Rock Club. Initially reported by AllHipHop, following the show shots rang out. Six shots were reportedly fired in all. No one was injured during the shooting and no arrests have been made. Initial reports also claimed that a member of the rapper’s crew was stabbed during an altercation at the venue. (XXL Mag)
Back in March 2012, Hussle found himself connected to a post-concert Arizona shooting.
Tempe police are still looking for two suspects after Friday night’s mass shooting at a Tempe nightclub. Fourteen people were shot at rapper Nipsey Hussle’s show. No one was killed, but at least two were in serious condition. One man was arrested. In a statement, the Clubhouse Music Venue said it provided the same security it has been using for the past seven years following another shooting. The statement also said the last time Hussle performed at the venue, there were no incidents. (My Fox Phoenix)
In light of the media craze, Nips eventually released a statement to disassociate himself from the violence.
“My deepest thoughts and sympathies go out to the victims and their families who were affected by the tragic event that took place last night in Arizona, and I pray for the speedy recovery for anyone involved. Contrary to current media reports, it’s important note that these shootings did NOT happen inside a venue, concert, or show in which I was booked to perform, and at the time of the incident, I was in my hotel room.” (Nip Hussle)
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