Indiana rapper Freddie Gibbs and his crew were shot at early Tuesday morning (Nov. 4) in Brooklyn, after a gunman opened fire on their SUV just blocks away from the venue he performed at.
According to the New York Post, the rapper (Fredrick Tipton) avoided injury, but two members of his entourage were hit — one in the leg and another in the hand. Both were transported to Bellevue Hospital and listed in stable condition at press time.
“They tried to kill Tupac. They tried to kill me,” Gibbs told the paper outside the club. “I’m still alive.”
Apparently, the gunman had been stalking Gibbs all night. He was seen on security footage inside Rough Trade (the venue where he had just performed), trying to blend into the rapper’s entourage while they were hanging out inside the club’s green room.
“He [the shooter] was standing around you guys all night,” an investigator told Gibbs, according to the report. “He was stalking you guys. We can tell on camera, he wanted it to look like he knew you, but it’s clear he didn’t. When you guys left, he was waiting for you outside.”
Gibbs would later take to social media, posing a photo of himself with the message: “Yep. Still Livin. Thanks NYC.”
Yep. Still Livin. Thanks NYC. http://t.co/ISb5GRFJ24
— Freddie Del Negro (@FreddieGibbs) November 4, 2014
Word is, the shooting was the result of a purportedly rap beef.