Freddie Gibbs Reportedly Targeted In Shooting Following Concert, 2 Shot
In a year that’s seen both Made Men’s Benzino and former Death Row Records co-founder Marion “Suge” Knight shot (both survived), Gary, Indiana’s Freddie Gibbs very nearly joined the ranks. The New York Post is reporting that the MC was targeted following his Brooklyn, New York concert at record store Rough Trade.
Reports indicate that at the time, Gibbs was sitting in his car in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, following the show. An unnamed gunman fired shots, striking two men believed to be part of Gibbs’ entourage, and possibly his ESGN affiliates. Both men, also unnamed, were hospitalized, and pronounced in stable condition.
Gibbs, who earlier this year, released the highly-acclaimed Pinata album with Madlib on the Oxnard, California producer’s Madlib Invazion imprint, told reporters, “They tried to kill Tupac [Shakur]. They tried to kill me.”
Asked about motives, the onetime Interscope hopeful stated, “I’m Freddie Gibbs. They tried to kill me, but I’m still alive.”
Tupac was shot in 1994 at New York City’s Quad Studios. Surviving five gunshot wounds, 2Pac would be killed less than three years later at a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas. He was riding in a car with the aforementioned Knight.
Earlier this year, Gibbs announced that he had a residence in Harlem, New York City. Previously, the Indiana native has been calling Southern California for a number of years.