Two people were shot outside Rough Trade records in Williamsburg early this morning after a show by rapper Freddie Gibbs in an incident that gibbs is characterizing as part of a rap feud. A gunman opened fire on Gibbs while he was sitting in a black Denali on North 9th street near Wythe Avenue. Two people were shot, one in the hand and one in the leg, and are in stable condition at Bellvue Hospital. Gibbs jumped out of the car and fled back to safety inside Rough Trade. “They tried to kill Tupac,” Gibbs told the New York Post. “They tried to kill me. I’m still alive.”
Investigators found that the gunman had been hanging out inside Rough Trade, attempting to blend into Gibbs’ entourage. “We can tell on camera, he wanted it to look like he knew you, but it’s clear he didn’t,” cops told Gibbs.
The gunman’s motivation remains unknown, but Gibbs was recently embroiled in a dispute with Young Jeezy after splitting from Jeezy’s label, CTE. “It’s tough meetin’ your heroes sometimes and kickin’ with them because when they take that cape off, boy oh boy under that cape, sometimes it’s some scary lil’ boy hidin’ under that cape,” Gibbs told MTV. When he voiced his displeasure with Jeezy, Gibbs received death threats on his Twitter account. There has been no confirmed connection between the beef with Jeezy and the incident at Rough Trade, but internet rumors about who could be responsible for the attack are, as you might expect, in full swing.