PnB Rock, a renowned rapper hailing from Philadelphia, was shot dead during a robbery at the Roscoe’s House of Chicken & Waffles restaurant in South Los Angeles on Monday. Here’s what you need to know about rapper PnB Rock and why he was killed in a shooting.
PnB Rock is best known for his 2016 hist “Selfish” and collaborating with the likes of Nicki Minaj, Sawe Lee, Wiz Khalifa, 2 Chainz, and Russ. He was also a part of the Freshman Class issue in the XXL Magazine in 2017.
Rapper PnB Rock Shot Dead at 30 in a Los Angeles Restaurant Robbery
Los Angeles police Captain Kelly stated that a shooting took place at 1:15 PM at the popular Roscoe’s House of Chicken & Waffles restaurant on Main Street and Manchester Avenue. A man, who was fatally shot, during the robbery attempt, has been identified as rapper PnB Rock.
Rakim Allen, popularly known by his stage name “PnB Rock,” was at the restaurant with his girlfriend Stephanie Sibounheuang. Muniz revealed that a suspect brandished a firearm inside the restaurant and demanded items from the victim.
LAPD says the male victim shot at Roscoe’s during a robbery this afternoon has died. Rapper PnB rock was dining here with his girlfriend when he was shot according to TMZ @FOXLA pic.twitter.com/AI6a88r0kS— Travis Rice (@traviscrice) September 13, 2022
The suspect then shot multiple rounds of fire at the victim that killed him and then removed expensive jewelry from the body and fled. “He shot the victim and ran out the side door to a getaway car and then fled the parking lot,” Muniz said.
PnB Rock was rushed to the hospital but he was pronounced dead at 1:59 PM. A highly graphic video has been surfacing online showing the rapper lying in a pool of blood at the restaurant.
PnB Rock was possibly targeted for the jewelry in LA Robbery and Shooting.
According to several sources, PnB Rock was targeted for his jewelry in the robbery that took place at the popular eatery. When he refused to give that, the suspect shot him dead.
PnB Rock’s girlfriend Stephanie Sibounheuang allegedly posted a picture with him at the restaurant in an Instagram post which has been deleted now. She also tagged the location in it, possibly leading the suspect to target Rock.
This seems believable as the suspect didn’t take much time to identify their victims and quickly approached and shot PnB Rock. After that, the suspect removed pieces of jewelry from his body and ran away.
PnB Rock was a highly accomplished Rapper & Musician
PnB Rock, real name Rakim Allen, was born on December 9, 1991, in Philadelphia. He started his career in music at the age of 19 years after listening to Drake’s iconic album “Take Care.” He possessed the ability to blend melodies with his rapping to generate evolutionary hip-hop songs.
Rock rose to prominence with the 2015 single “Fleek” which turned into a viral Vine trend. His biggest hit was 2016’s “Selfish” which peaked at no. 51 on the Billboard Hot 100.
He collaborated with some of the biggest names in the music industry including Nicki Minaj, Ed Sheeran, Wiz Khalifa, Russ, and others.
Rock joined forces with the Atlanta rapper YFN Lucci for 2016’s victorious anthem “Everyday We Lit.” The addictive song peaked at no. 33 on the Billboard Hot 100. 2017’s “Catch These Vibes” and 2019’s “TrapSTar Turnt PopStar” were other big hits by the rapper.
PnB Rock’s last song, “Luv Me Again” was released on September 2, 2022. He leaves behind his girlfriend and two daughters Milan and Xuri. His girlfriend Stephanie Sibounheuang co-starred in his “Need Somebody” music video in April 2021.
Tributes coming in for PnB Rock from the Music Industry
Ever since the heartbreaking news of PnB Rock’s death emerged, people from the music industry and fans have been mourning the loss of the talented rapper. Thousands of fans have flooded social media to pay respect to the late rapper
Our deepest condolences go out to his family, loved ones, and friends. May God let the departed soul rest in peace.