Fast Rising N.Y. rapper Benny The Butcher was reportedly shot in Houston during the weekend.
Popular US news platform, TMZ, reported that the rapper who is signed to Griselda Records was sitting in his car at a local Houston Walmart when five unidentified men from another vehicle approached his car.
They went on to demand jewelry from the rapper and his people, however the rapper and his crew were hesitant in giving up their goods. One of the robbers got angry and allegedly shot the rapper in the leg. The suspects then made a run for it.
The Houston Police Department, Benny The Butcher’s team and Walmart for comment.
The news of the shooting incident comes as is starting to reach his full potential in the music industry.
Just over a month ago, he dropped his Hit-Boy-produced sophomore album, Burden of Proof, which was met with critical acclaim and debuted at No. 27 on the Billboard 200 chart, marking the highest debut for a Griselda Records artist.
It’s been a scary last few weeks for hip-hop artists. Benny’s shooting comes on the heels of reports that Boosie BadAzz was also shot on Saturday while in Dallas to attend a vigil for recently slain Dallas rapper Mo3, who was reportedly signed to Boosie’s label.
A little over a week ago, the hip-hop community was stunned by news that King Von was murdered in Atlanta following a fight and shooting outside hookah lounge located downtown.