Rapper Kodak Black’s security guard was shot early Monday morning at a McDonald’s parking lot in Tallahassee, Florida.
Tallahassee Democrat reported that people were following Kodak and his entourage in automobiles before shots were fired. The fresh outta prison rapper was performing at the Culture3Fest, a music festival, located at the Baja’s Beach Club as a headliner.
The Haitian emcee and his crew arrived at the McDonald’s on Dewey Street, entering the restaurant’s dining area, picking up his food while blocking the entrance. The security team volunteered to pick up his food, but Black declined.
The original vehicle that followed his team arrived at the restaurant.
At first, the car left the fast-food chain but then returned with guns blazing.
Tallahassee Police Department Spokeswoman Alicia Turner stated that the unidentified individual was injured at the fast-food restaurant but did not have any additional information. Kodak’s security guard underwent surgery and is in stable condition.
Raphael Vazquez, McDonald’s owner-operator, wrote a statement about the shooting at the fast-food restaurant.
“We are aware of the incident that happened on the street in front of our restaurant,” he wrote in an emailed statement. “Our biggest priority is always the safety and well-being of our employees and customers. We are fully cooperating with the Tallahassee Police Department, who will provide all updates on this investigation.”
The 23-year-old man rose to fame when he released his single, “No Flockin,” in 2014. He released three studio albums seven years later, and “Zeze” was his first number one hit with Travis Scott and Offset.
Although the emcee is a renowned artist in hip-hop, he also experienced his fair share of troubles with the law. He was charged with weapon possession back in 2019 and sentenced to nearly four years in federal prison.
He commented about the shooting in Florida on Instagram Live and insisted that incompetent people who are not about “that life” decided to take a shot at him.
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“A b**** ain’t even gone play with me. When I saw that I was like, what the f***? This ain’t not sh*t like, one of these industry b****….. That sh*t was just some little bullsh*t on some lame little sh*t that transpired on some lame sh*t homie,” said Kodak. “If n**** is a real stepper out here, you gone know, I’m in this life, Baby blue sh*t. Crome sh*t. That’s Yak right here.”
The rapper ended the video by saying any rap beef did not cause the shooting, and people need to leave him alone.
“Leave me alone, man. I ain’t f****** with nobody. Yak been zoolin’,” said Kodak.
The Tallahassee Police Department is investigating the shooting at this time.