The rapper, best known for his 2016 single “Selfish,” was fatally shot on Monday at the South Los Angeles Roscoe’s House of Chicken & Waffles restaurant, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Rock, 30, and his girlfriend had been at the restaurant when the event occurred, and she had uploaded a location-tagged picture on Instagram before the incident.
The Los Angeles Police Department captain, Kelly Muniz confirmed that the robber brandished a firearm inside the restaurant and demanded items from the victim.
Sources told the Times that the item demanded for from Rock was his jewelry.
“The victim was shot almost immediately by the assailant during the robbery,” Muniz said.
“He shot the victim and ran out the side door to a getaway car and then fled the parking lot.”
Muniz said the victim was taken to a hospital and confirmed dead at 1:59 p.m
It was gathered that the police are currently examining security video from inside the restaurant to identify the shooter and are checking surrounding businesses to see whether security systems captured any images of the suspect leaving on foot or in a vehicle.
The Philadelphia rapper whose real name is Rakim Hasheem Allen has been featured on hits like “Everyday We Lit” with fellow rapper YFN Lucci in 2017 and “Dangerous” with rapper Meek Mill and singer Jeremih in 2018. “Everyday We Lit” peaked at No. 33 on the Billboard Hot 100 and “Dangerous” peaked at 31.
In 2019, he also collaborated with singer Layton Greene and rappers Lil Baby and the City Girls on “Leave Em Alone,” as well as with Chance the Rapper and Ed Sheeran on “Cross Me.”
His latest song, “Luv Me Again,” was released on September 2.