Grammy-Nominated Rapper 2 Chainz Robbed at Gunpoint in San Francisco - NBC Bay Area

Grammy-Nominated Rapper 2 Chainz Robbed at Gunpoint in San Francisco

One shot was fired, but no one was injured in the mugging



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    Grammy-nominated rapper 2 Chainz was robbed at gunpoint in San Francisco Sunday.

    Grammy-nominated rapper and noted San Francisco 49ers supporter 2 Chainz was robbed at gunpoint Sunday in San Francisco.

    Tauheed Epps, the rapper's his real name, was with five members of his entourage on the 800 block of Mission Street in the SOMA neighborhood near Moscone Center when three men approached the group. One of the men fired a shot from a handgun, but no one was injured, according to San Francisco police.

    The suspects took the rapper’s cell phone and wallet, which had cash and credit cards. The alleged shooter is described as between 20- to 30-years-old with short cropped hair. He was wearing a black sweatshirt and blue jeans and fled in a possible grey-colored car.

    The famous rapper was in town to perform at KMEL's Summer Jam concert Sunday at Oracle Arena, which he still did after the mugging.

    He made at least two previous trips to attend 49ers games, including the NFC Divisonal playoff game against Green Bay in January. He even provided an impromptu performance on one of the dugout tops at Candlestick Park.

    The rapper was nominated for three Grammys, including: Best Rap Song: Mercy, Best Rap Performance: Mercy, and Best Rap Album: Based on a TRU Story.

    He kicks off a summer tour on July 9 in Alabama, but it does not include a stop in the Bay Area.

    The investigation is ongoing.


    After word of the mugging started to circulate, 2 Chainz took to Twitter to weigh in. He seemingly denied the incident, but it appears he may have been in a hazy state of mind.