PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Days before he was gunned down in Los Angeles, rapper PnB Rock opened up about fellow artists who felt they were being robbed.
In an interview with YouTuber DJ Akademiks about a week before he was shot dead in a robbery at Roscoe’s House of Chicken ‘N Waffles on Monday, the Philadelphia native said LA criminals were “brave” and shared a story about when he, his girlfriend and child were followed.
“I’m trying to keep my cool because you don’t want to be nervous,” said PnB Rock, whose real name is Rakim Hasheem Allen. “You want to [your family] to be as calm as possible.”
He said that mugging people in the rap industry is “common.”
“I’ve never been robbed in my life,” the rapper said. “I won’t say ‘never’. I’m not superstitious, but I wasn’t robbed.”
PnB Rock added that he doesn’t go to nightclubs where he could fall prey to those living the “gangster” lifestyle.
“I won’t put myself in those situations because I know what happens in those situations,” he said.
Los Angeles Police Chief Michael Moore told CNN that PnB and a friend were “enjoying a simple meal” when they were “brutally assaulted” by an individual who police believe was “following a social media post.” of the artist came to the place and identified the woman accompanying him” on Instagram where they ate.
Sources say the boyfriend was Allen’s girlfriend.
“A fight ensued and Mr. PnB Rock was shot and killed there simply because of the jewelry and valuables he was carrying,” Moore said.
When asked about reports that Allen shared his location on social media before the robbery, LAPD Capt. Kelly Muniz during a press conference on Monday afternoon: “We will always look at social media,” but added that the police cannot do this. check” that yet.
The investigation into the murder is ongoing, according to the LAPD.
Allen grew up in the Germantown area of Philadelphia. He used the name PnB as an acronym for the intersection of Pastorius and Baynton Streets.
The rapper played one of his last shows in Philadelphia at The Fillmore in December. He called it a “Phillly homecoming.”
The-CNN-Wire contributed to this report.
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