Days before he was shot and killed in Los Angeles, the PnB Rock rapper spoke about how his fellow artists felt like they were being targeted for robbery.
In an interview with YouTuber DJ Akademiks about a week before he was shot and killed during a robbery at Roscoe’s House of Chicken ‘N Waffles on Monday, PnB Rock said criminals in the city were “bold” and shared a story about when he , his girlfriend and his child were being followed.
“I try to be cool because you don’t want to be nervous,” he said. “You want to [your family ] be as calm as possible.’
He said robberies of those working in the rap industry were “commonplace.”
“I’ve never been robbed in my life,” said the rapper. “I’m not going to say ‘never.’ I’m not superstitious, but I haven’t been robbed.”
PnB Rock added that he doesn’t go to places like nightclubs where he can become a victim of those who lead a “thug” lifestyle.
“I’m not going to put myself in those situations because I know what happens in those situations,” he said.
Los Angeles Police Department Chief Michael Moore told CNN that PnB and a friend were “enjoying a simple meal” when they were “violently assaulted by a man” who police believe “arrived on the scene after posting on the artist’s social media and the woman who accompanied him,” identified where they were eating on Instagram.
“A struggle ensued and Mr. PnB Rock was shot and killed and lost his life there, just because of the jewelry and valuables he had on him,” Moore said.
The homicide investigation is ongoing, according to the LAPD.