UPDATED 6/13/13, 9:33 a.m.: Surveillance video has just been released of 2 Chainz (pictured) being robbed, and if the video is any indication, the rapper makes a mad dash from the robbery. Watch it here:
Gangsta rapper 2 Chainz (pictured) was robbed at gunpoint in broad daylight on Sunday afternoon in the San Francisco Market area, according to TMZ.
According to police, 2 Chainz was on the city’s famed Mission Street, when he was approached by two suspects at about 4:35 p.m. The men reportedly took 2 Chainz’s wallet, which contained his credit cards, cash, and cellphone.
One of the men reportedly fired a handgun but no one was struck by a bullet. The shooter was described as being a Hispanic male in his 20’s with short hair, about 5’6,” and sporting a black sweatshirt and blue jeans.
The three men reportedly sped away in a gray sedan.
As news of the robbery broke, though, 2 Chainz denied that it ever took place. The Atlanta-based three-time Grammy-nominated performer stated on his Twitter page that if he had been robbed, his stolen items would have been posted on the Internet:
Rule #1 if a rapper gets robbed people usually post items that has been taken. Rings, chains, watch , money etc. 2 answer that question
According to Hollywood Life, though, a San Francisco police spokesperson did in fact confirm that the hip-hop star was indeed robbed and gunshots were in fact fired. When police arrived at the scene, however, they found 2 Chainz completely alone, because 14 of his entourage members reportedly ran away from the scene when the incident occurred.
The case is still under investigation and the suspects are still at large.