Hip-Hop 28 Rappers Who Have Been Shot  

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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.

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Tupac Shakur is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 28 Rappers Who Have Been Shot
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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: Died at 25 (1971-1996)

Birthplace: East Harlem, New York City, New York, USA

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

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

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50 Cent is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 28 Rappers Who Have Been Shot
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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

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Lil Wayne is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 28 Rappers Who Have Been Shot
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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: Hollygrove, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

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The Notorious B.I.G. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 28 Rappers Who Have Been Shot
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On March 9, 1997, The Notorious B.I.G. was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles. His murder remains unsolved to this day.

Age: Died at 25 (1972-1997)

Birthplace: Clinton Hill, New York City, New York, United States of America

Cause Of Death: Firearm, Murder, Gunshot

Place Of Death: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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