At around 3:30 this morning in his hometown of Nashville, Tennesee, Buck and his girlfriend were shot at 11 times after an incident outside of La Bamba nighclub. According to reports, a white Tahoe rolled up on Buck’s SUV and opened fire. Buck was left unscathed while his girl took one to the shoulder.
In other shooting-related news… 13 people were hit outside a nightclub in Tempe, AZ where Nipsey Hu$$le was set to perform. Thankfully, once again, no one was killed. Hit the jump for Nipsey’s statement on the incident.
My deepest thoughts and sympathies go out to the victims and their families who were affected by the tragic event that took place last night in Arizona, and I pray for the speedy recovery for anyone involved.
Contrary to current media reports, it’s important note that these shootings did NOT happen inside a venue, concert, or show in which I was booked to perform, and at the time of the incident, I was in my hotel room.
I grew up on the streets of south central Los Angeles and have witnessed many tragedies in my lifetime. I never glorify any situation like this and think it is disgusting. Any fan of my music knows that I strongly oppose gun violence, and that I represent nothing but peace and progress through hard work… that anyone can overcome adversity no matter what your social status in life, which is clearly addressed on my latest release, “The Marathon Continues.”
Many people will wrongfully attribute this incident to the hip-hop culture, which is purely and simply false. The alleged shooters were not ticket holders for my performance. Regardless, this incident is a tragic reminder of the circumstances that face our community every day, and my heart and prayers go out to the victims of this, and all the other senseless acts of violence occurring every day in our communities.