Rest in peace, PnB Rock.
PnB Rock has died after being shot during a robbery while dining with his girlfriend at Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles in Inglewood. He was 30.
The LA Times reports police responded to a call for a shooting victim at 1:15 p.m. inside the restaurant. The Philadelphia rapper was rushed to the hospital minutes after the shooting and was pronounced dead at 1:59 p.m.
L.A.P.D. believed that PnB Rock was targeted for his jewelry. The suspect brandished a firearm inside the restaurant and demanded items from PnB Rock. “He shot the victim and ran out the side door to a getaway car and then fled the parking lot,” said Los Angles police Capt. Kelly Muniz. Prior to the shooting, PnB Rock’s girlfriend Stephanie Sibounheuang shared an Instagram story and geotagged the restaurant’s location. He is survived by his two daughters, Milan and Xuri, the latter who he shared with Stephanie.
Born Rakim Hasheem Allen, PnB Rock is best known for his 2015 breakout single “Fleek“, 2016’s 3x platinum hit “Selfish“, and more. He was among the inductees in the 2017 XXL Freshman class, a guest on the Rap Radar Podcast and collaborated with many artists from Nicki Minaj and 2 Chainz to King Von and Pop Smoke.
In 2019, PnB Rock released his Trap Star Turnt Pop Star album and was featured in TIDAL’s episode of Car Test hosted by Elliott Wilson. PnB Rock most recently released his 2 Get You Thru The Rain EP and his brand new single “Luv Me Again” earlier this month.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to PnB Rock’s family and fans.