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:
Tity Boi (2 Chainz)
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.