Rising Buffalo, N.Y. rapper Benny The Butcher was reportedly shot in Houston over the weekend.
According to TMZ, yesterday (Nov. 14), the Griselda Records rapper was sitting in his car at a local Houston Walmart when he was approached by five men in another vehicle who demanded jewelry from the rapper and his people. The rapper and his crew hesitated to give up their goods and one of the robbers allegedly shot Benny in the leg. The men then fled.
Benny and his team reportedly left the scene immediately after the shooting and pulled over a short time later. They called authorities who came and transported Benny to a nearby hospital. His condition is unknown at this time.
XXL has reached out to the Houston Police Department, Benny The Butcher’s team and Walmart for comment.
The shooting comes just as Benny is starting to flourish in the rap game. A little over a month ago, he released his Hit-Boy-produced sophomore album, Burden of Proof, which was met with critical acclaim and debuted at No. 27 on the Billboard 200 chart, marking the highest debut for a Griselda Records artist.
It’s been a scary last few weeks for hip-hop artists. Benny’s shooting comes on the heels of reports that Boosie BadAzz was also shot on Saturday while in Dallas to attend a vigil for recently slain Dallas rapper Mo3, who was reportedly signed to Boosie’s label. A little over a week ago, the hip-hop community was stunned by news that King Von was murdered in Atlanta following a fight and shooting outside a downtown hookah lounge.
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