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Philadelphia Rapper PnB Rock Killed After Being Shot ‘Multiple Times’ at L.A. Restaurant

30 year-old was reportedly targeted for his jewelry while dining at a Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles location with his girlfriend

PnB Rock, best known for his groundbreaking take on the trap genre, was fatally shot in Los Angeles while dining at a South L.A. restaurant Monday afternoon. 

According to The Los Angeles Times, the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed the 30-year-old Philadelphia rapper was killed after being shot “multiple times” at the Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles location on Manchester Boulevard during the course of a robbery shortly after 1 p.m. local time. Rock, real name Rakim Allen, was rushed to an area hospital, where he died of his injuries. As of now, LAPD officials haven’t named a suspect in the shooting, the Times reported, but noted that the rapper’s jewelry was stolen during the attack 

The rapper was reportedly at Roscoe’s with his girlfriend. with social media users noting she had shared a geotagged image of her food to Instagram in a since-deleted post, according to the Times

PnB signed with Atlantic Records in 2015 after the success of his 2014 Real N*gga Bangaz mixtape, which he wrote while incarcerated. His single “Fleek” was a national introduction to the rapper’s unique melodic flow, and his follow-up single “Selfish” reached No. 51 on the Billboard Hot 100. Along with his sultry take on the genre, the rapper also used his platform to explore the systemic ills in his native Philadelphia, as evidenced on his introspective 2014 track, “My City Needs Something.”

Just a week ago, PnB Rock spoke with media personality DJ Akademiks, where he recalled a previous incident that happened “mid-pandemic” during which someone unsuccessfully tried to rob him while visiting L.A. with his girlfriend and daughter. “I don’t be outside,” he said about his L.A. lifestyle, adding, “I’m not going to put myself in those situations ‘cause I know what happens in those situations.”

This is a breaking news story and will be updated.

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