Monday, February 28, 2011

Waka Flocka Tour Bus Hit With Gunfire

Waka Flocka Flame should be counting his blessings as he has survived yet another shooting incident (February 16th), as his tour bus was shot at four times while traveling in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The Atlanta rapper sustained no injuries, but was detained for a short while after the incident. Waka Flocka's bus was hit four times and per TMZ, members of Waka Flocka Flame’s security team fired back at the assailants, managing to hit one of them in the shoulder.

The shootout occurred while Waka’s tour bus was parked outside of a stereo shop, awaiting a stereo installation. Two cars pulled up on the stationary vehicle and opened fire.

Waka sent a note out to fans on Twitter, advising that he was fine.
“To my fans N world, I’m good nothing is wrong with my health,” he tweeted. “See yall in Cali for all-star #im1realassperson.”

This isn’t the first time Waka Flocka has been involved in gunfire incidents. Last year the rapper was shot in the arm while fighting at a carwash in Georgia over his jewelry. And late last year Waka Flocka was arrested after a raid at his home that also netted his friend and rap mentor Gucci Mane.

The rapper, his brother and another person -- someone not involved in Waka Flocka's entourage -- were briefly detained and questioned after the shooting outside the Car Stereo Warehouse in east Charlotte, according to Fox and other Charlotte television stations.

Waka Flocka, the alias of Juaquin James Malphurs, spent two days in a Henry County jail in January after turning himself in to authorities. He was booked on charges including drug and weapons possession, as well as criminal street gang activity and a probation violation, according to jail records.

In December, police arrested two people at Malphurs' Henry County home for possession of a minor amount of marijuana. The rapper wasn't home at the time but still was charged.

He was arrested in Houston County last March for leaving Georgia for a concert, which violated his probation from a 2006 incident. At the time, he pleaded guilty to possession of a sawed-off shotgun and received four years' probation, according to the Houston County Superior Court Clerk's office.

"Why would I rap and go try to street gang bang? That's hustling backwards" Waka told a radio station at the time. "Why would I wanna rap all around the world and then go hit the streets and gang bang? I'm a rapper, I'm not a [gang-banger.] How can you gang bang and be a rapper? I don't understand that," he said. "I would love to find out where their information is coming from. I  can't wait."

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