PnB Rock Shot in Los Angeles, Is in Critical Condition – Report
UPDATE (Sept. 13):
The Los Angeles Police Department has provided XXL with a statement as it pertains to the current investigation regarding the murder of PnB Rock.
"On September 12, 2022, Southeast officers responded to a robbery just occurred radio call in the 100 block of Manchester Avenue," said a spokesperson for the LAPD. "The victim was eating at a table when he was approached by at least one suspect. The suspect brandished a firearm and demanded items from the victim. There was a verbal exchange, and the suspect shot the victim multiple times. The suspect appears to remove some items and fled the location. The suspect entered a vehicle waiting in the parking lot that fled in an unknown direction."
The statement continues: "The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased at 2 PM. It is very early in the investigation and more details will be released as they become available. Out of respect for family and loved ones the identity of the victim it’s not being released."
UPDATE (SEPT. 12):
A rep for Roscoe's House of Chicken 'N Waffles has provided a statement to XXL regarding PnB Rock being a victim of a shooting at the restaurant and his death on Sept. 12.
"We are deeply saddened by the death of Rakim Hasheem Allen, (also known as PnB Rock), an incredible artist in Los Angeles and everywhere," the statement reads. "His passing represents an enormous loss to each and every one of us.
"Our most heartfelt condolences, thoughts, and prayers go to the Allen family at this difficult time," the statement continues. "The safety of our employees and guests are our utmost priority. We have and will continue to keep our place of business as safe as possible."
ORIGINAL STORY (Sept. 12):
PnB Rock has been shot and is currently in critical condition in Los Angeles.
The restaurant, specifically located in Inglewood, was reportedly targeted by a robber who ended up allegedly shooting PnB. According to a report from the Los Angeles Times this afternoon, the rhymer was targeted for his jewelry. The robber allegedly removed jewelry from the rapper's body. Further details on PnB's health status are currently unknown.
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A photo is also circulating on social media from PnB Rock's reported girlfriend, who allegedly shared on her Instagram story that they were at the restaurant by posting a photo of her food online. The photo is no longer on her Instagram account.
XXL has reached out to PnB Rock's team, the Los Angeles Police Department, as well as Roscoe's for further details.
Several people in the hip-hop community have offered virtual support for PnB including Russ, Coi Leray, Dreezy and others.
PnB Rock, born Rakim Hasheem Allen, is from Philadelphia, which inspired his rap name being taken from the streets Pastorius and Baynton he lived around. He began professionally rapping in 2014, and had his first big moment in 2015 with his song "Fleek." He signed to Atlantic Records in 2015. His 2016 track, "Selfish," peaked at No. 51 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. He has since released two full-length albums, Catch These Vibes in 2017, and TrapStar Turnt PopStar in 2019. He recently released the single "Luv Me Again" as an independent artist no longer signed to Atlantic.
Rock was chosen to be a member of the 2017 XXL Freshman class alongside names such as Playboi Carti and XXXTentacion. He was featured in a cypher with Kap G and Kamaiyah that year. The video currently has over 5 million views on YouTube.