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Rapper PnB Rock fatally shot during robbery at Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles

Rapper PnB Rock fatally: PnB Rock, the Philadelphia rapper best known for his 2016 hit “Selfish,” was fatally shot during a robbery at the Roscoe’s House of Chicken & Waffles restaurant in South Los Angeles on Monday afternoon, law enforcement sources told The Times.

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Rapper PnB Rock fatally shot during robbery at Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles

Rapper PnB Rock fatally

Rapper PnB Rock fatally

: PnB Rock, the Philadelphia rapper best known for his 2016 hit “Selfish,” was fatally shot during a robbery at the Roscoe’s House of Chicken & Waffles restaurant in South Los Angeles on Monday afternoon, law enforcement sources told The Times.

Los Angeles police Capt. Kelly Muniz said a shooting took place at 1:15 p.m. at the famous eatery on Main Street and Manchester Avenue. She would not identify the victim.

Rock, 30, whose real name was Rakim Allen, had been at the restaurant with his girlfriend, who had posted a location-tagged photo in a since-deleted Instagram post.

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Muniz said a suspect brandished a firearm inside the restaurant and demanded items from the victim. Sources told The Times that Rock was targeted for his jewelry.

The victim was shot almost immediately by the assailant during the robbery, Muniz said.

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“He shot the victim and ran out the side door to a getaway car and then fled the parking lot,” she said.

Muniz said the victim was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead at 1:59 p.m.

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According to a law enforcement source, Los Angeles Police Department investigators are examining security video from inside the restaurant to identify the shooter. They also are checking surrounding businesses to see whether security systems captured any images of the suspect leaving on foot or in a vehicle.

Investigators were processing evidence Monday night, Muniz said. She declined to comment on what was recovered.

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Rock was born Dec. 9, 1991, in Philadelphia. He told Paper Magazine he was inspired to make music at age 19 after hearing Drake’s decade-defining album “Take Care.”

Rock’s ability to blend melodies with his rapping made him a natural fit for hip-hop’s next evolution. He gained national prominence with the 2015 single “Fleek,” turning the viral Vine video into an anthem for women doing up their appearance across the country. He went on to collaborate with a bevy of artists, including Ed Sheeran and Chance the Rapper on “Cross Me.”

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One of his biggest moments came alongside Atlanta rapper YFN Lucci, when the two joined forces in 2016 for the victorious anthem “Everyday We Lit.” The song peaked at No. 33 on the Billboard Hot 100, the highest-charting song for either artist.

“It’s like, what do you label yourself, when you still infuse rap into your s—?” he told Paper Magazine in 2017. “People can’t say I’m a rapper, but I don’t feel like I’m a singer either. I’m not hitting super high notes and going crazy. I can’t give you Chris Brown singing. I just got good melodies.”

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“Selfish” peaked at No. 51 on the Billboard Hot 100. Rock released his latest song, “Luv Me Again,” on Sept. 2.

Rock’s death comes as authorities say they are up against a rising trend of “follow home” robberies and other violent incidents.

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In February 2020, Brooklyn rapper Pop Smoke, whose real name was Bashar Barakah Jackson, was killed during a home invasion in the Hollywood Hills.

Authorities believe social media posts, including one of a black gift bag tagged with his address, led the assailants to his location.

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The LAPD’s Southeast Community Police Station, which covers the area where Monday’s shooting occurred, has seen 34 homicides this year through Sept. 3, compared with 35 over the same period last year.

The statistics also noted a 25.2% increase in robberies during that period, from 373 to 467.

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Rock spoke about prior robbery attempts in Los Angeles during a Sept. 2 episode of the podcast “Off the Record with DJ Akademiks.”

The rapper said he was out with his girlfriend and daughter on Fairfax Avenue “mid-pandemic” when people tried to rob him.

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“Where I’m from, we like sneaky criminals,” Rock said. “In L.A. … they bold.”

Rock and the host spoke about how robberies targeting rappers seemed to be becoming more common.

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“I never got robbed, ever in my life,” Rock said. “I ain’t gonna say never because I don’t like saying never. I’m not superstitious, but I haven’t been robbed.”

“That’s why I feel like L.A.’s spooky, man,” Akademiks said. “It’s just so bold. I’m seeing mad videos, like they don’t even do it at night. Like night maybe, but broad daylight, that’s when they really do it.”

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Rock said that after his oldest brother was killed, he changed — becoming more on edge and conscious of how suddenly a situation could turn deadly.

“It’s just been something in me that just let me know, like this s— real life,” Rock said. “I done seen people die. I done been around people that died…. Anybody can die.”

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TG Omori gives in, invites Portable for music video shoot

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TG OMori, an award-winning director of music videos, has finally acceded to the requests of polarizing performer Habeeb Okikiola aka Portable.

He promised to record a music video for one of the artist’s songs, but he did not specify whether it would be free or if the $50k price would be waived.

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After he claimed that he approached Omori to do a music shoot and that he charged $50,000, the Zazuu star repeatedly attacked him (N37 million).

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Portable voiced his concerns about the charge on his Instagram story and questioned why the director was charging so much.

Using one of his favorite quotes, he claimed that the director was stressing him out and remarked that a kind person wouldn’t put another person through stress.

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The singer of “Clear” posted screenshots of their conversations in a video and responded to Omori with voice notes complaining about how expensive the money was.

In a widely shared video, Portable accused Omori of making a subpar video for his breakthrough single Zazuu Zeh so that his tattoo would not be visible in the final product.

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He claimed that it was impossible for him to pay N37 million for a music video when his family depended on him to provide for their daily needs.

He wrote; “@portablebaeby send your new song make we shoot.”

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Naira redesign: Them do pass God – Comedian Akpororo calls out POS agents over exorbitant charges [VIDEO]

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Popular comedian Akpororo has called out POS agents all over the country over the exorbitant charges placed on their services.

Akpororo, like many Nigerians seemed angry with the situation of things in the country, especially with the scarcity of Naira, following its recent redesign.

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According to the Funny Man, POS agents are now competing with God in terms of tithes because they charge Nigerians 10 per cent of the money received from their channel. In his words:

“How much is God collecting, 10 per cent. People wey dey do POS now don pass God. Them dey share the same power with God.”

In another clip, Akpororo also called out filling stations and power authority as he claimed they were working hand in hand. Akpororo added a caption that read:

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“Government please help us. Nigerians needs help, na beg we dey.”

Lamenting, many Nigerians took to the comedian’s comments section.

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Court dissolves Paul Okoye, Anita’s eight-year marriage

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An Abuja High court has granted Anita and her estranged husband, Paul Okoye divorce.

Anita who got married to Paul in 2014 cited cheating, separation, being an absent father, fraud, and difficult experiences as her major reasons for seeking a divorce.

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She requested a monthly settlement of $20,000 and a number of her husband’s mansions.

In the divorce petition signed by her lawyer, Ojonimi Akpe and Okutepa J.S at an Abuja High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Maitama, Anita had earlier claimed that she contributed N10 million as an agreement with her husband that she would be granted space at the mall he had just completed in Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.

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She, however, claimed Paul Okoye cheated her out of a deal.

The petition reads in part, “That I know as a fact that the petitioner founded a company called TannkCo in 2019.

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“That the petitioner and the respondent agreed to build a mall where TannkCo would have its main offices, and the petitioner contributed N10,000,000.00 (Ten Million Naira) for the purchase of the land and the building of the mall.

However, Anita decided to withdraw the claims and opted to settle following alleged inability to prove all of the claims in her petition to the court.

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The court, in ruling of the case, granted joint custody of the children to the parties on October 20, 2022.

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