Entertainment 29 Rappers Who Have Been Shot  

Ranker Hip Hop
466.4k views 29 items

This list contains information about rappers who have been shot, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Several famous rappers from New York, Los Angeles, and Detroit have been shot. Some of these famous hip hop stars survived their shootings, while others died as a result of their injuries. Two of the most famous shootings involving rappers never resulted in anyone being charged for their deaths.

Who is the most famous rapper who has been shot? Tupac Shakur tops our list. On September 7, 1996, Tupac Shakur was shot multiple times in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada. He died six days later from his injuries. His murder remains unsolved to this day. On March 9, 1997, The Notorious B.I.G. was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles. His murder also remains unsolved.

Several famous rappers survived being shot. On May 24, 2000, 50 Cent was shot nine times at close range. He spent 13 days in the hospital treating his injuries. Lil Wayne accidentally shot himself when he was 12 years old. He was playing with a .44 caliber gun and shot himself in the chest. When he was 15 years old, Timbaland was accidentally shot by a co-worker. He was left partially paralyzed for nine months.

Are you surprised that so many rappers were shot? Share your thoughts in the comments section.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Yella Beezy (@yellabeezy214) on

 

The rapper behind "That's On Me," one of the hottest tracks of 2018, was shot in a drive-by shooting during the early hours of October 14, 2018, just outside of Lewisville, TX. 

Reportedly, the rapper was shot at over a dozen times as he was driving on the Sam Rayburn Tollway. Authorities found him wounded on the side of State Highway 121 around 3:30 AM. The rapper went to the hospital, and sources claimed he was in stable condition.

see more on Yella Beezy
Tupac Shakur is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 29 Rappers Who Have Been Shot
Photo: Tupac Amaru Shakur/flickr/CC-BY-NC-ND 2.0
On Sept. 7, 1996, Tupac Shakur was shot multiple times in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada. He died six days later from his injuries. His murder remains unsolved to this day.

Age: Dec. at 25 (1971-1996)

Birthplace: East Harlem, New York City, New York, United States of America

Cause Of Death: Cardiac arrest, Ballistic trauma, Respiratory failure

Place Of Death: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America

Also Ranked

#2 on The Greatest Rappers of All Time

#33 on The Greatest Musical Artists of the '90s

#55 on Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?

#3 on The Dopest Rappers of the '90s

More Tupac Shakur

11 Crazy (And Some Believable) Theories About The Murder Of Tupac Shakur Fascinating Facts You Didn't Know About Tupac Shakur
50 Cent is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 29 Rappers Who Have Been Shot
Photo: Soletron/flickr/CC-BY-ND 2.0
On May 24, 2000, 50 Cent was shot nine times at close range. He spent 13 days in the hospital treating his injuries.

Age: 42

Birthplace: South Jamaica, New York City, New York, United States of America

Also Ranked

#10 on The Greatest Rappers of All Time

#18 on The Dopest Rappers of the '90s

#9 on The Most Respected Rappers, Ranked

#8 on The Best New York Rappers

More 50 Cent

The Best 50 Cent Songs A History Of The Animosity Between Floyd Mayweather Jr. And 50 Cent
Lil Wayne is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 29 Rappers Who Have Been Shot
Photo: SoletronFresh/flickr/CC-BY-ND 2.0
Lil Wayne accidentally shot himself when he was 12 years old. He was playing with a .44 caliber gun and shot himself in the chest.

Age: 35

Birthplace: USA, New Orleans, Hollygrove, Louisiana

Also Ranked

#16 on The Greatest Rappers of All Time

#58 on The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time

#41 on Celebrities Who Get A Way Worse Rep Than They Deserve

#90 on The Dopest Rappers of the '90s

More Lil Wayne

The Best Lil Wayne Songs of All Time Lil Wayne Tattoos