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. 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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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
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
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Birthplace: South Jamaica, New York City, New York, United States of America
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Lil Wayne admitted that he attempted suicide when he was only 12 years old. He said that he found a gun in his mother's house in New Orleans and shot himself in the chest, just barely missing his heart.
Birthplace: USA, New Orleans, Hollygrove, Louisiana
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