PNB Rock: Another Great Artist Gone Too Soon
The police said that the Instagram post that tagged PnB Rock’s location might have caused his death. PNB Rock, 30, was shot and killed during an armed robbery at Roscoe’s House of Chicken & Waffles in South Los Angeles on September 12th. PNB was at the restaurant with his girlfriend before the shooting. His girlfriend posted a photo of their lunch date on her Instagram.
Police Chief Michel Moore said that the post on social media might have led the attacker to the rapper on Tuesday. Moore said, “The target was expensive jewelry, property that he had on his person. We believe this senseless murder occurred following a posting on Instagram or social media.” He also said, “The posting of that may have led to these individuals learning where he was at and going there specifically with the intention of robbing him because he’s known in the social media circles as frequently possessing very expensive jewelry and property of great value.”
The police chief also said that PNB’s girlfriend is also working with the police on this case and that she should not be to blame for the cause of his death.
Nicki Minaj’s Take on PNB’s Death
Many people in the Hip Hop community paid their respects to PnB Rock after he died, including Drake, 21 Savage, Meek Mill, Pusha T, and 2 Chainz.
Nicki Minaj, who collaborated with PNB Rock on 2019’s “Fendi,” took to Twitter to plead with rappers to show their friends and followers the dangers of sharing their location on social media.
She said, “After Pop Smoke there’s no way we as rappers or our loved ones are still posting locations to our whereabouts. To show waffles & some fried chicken????!” Minaj also wrote, “He was such a pleasure to work with. Condolences to his mom & family. This makes me feel so sick. Jesus. #SIP #PnbRock.” She also added, “The ppl around these rappers gain so much. It’s time to start really reminding them over & over!!!” She added, “At least TRY to put your foot down if you CARE! Tell them!!! You’re not loved like you think you are!!! You’re prey!!!! In a world full of predators!!!! What’s not clicking???!!!”
“As a RAPPER & as a MOTHER. I know 1st hand how these guys feel coming from the streets then being able to provide for their moms. My heart is hurting for the MOTHERS OF THESE KIDS that tried to make something better of their lives!!! LETS EDUCATE ASAP!!!”