According to the ABC7 News, rapper Rich The Kid was robbed and attacked in a “violent home invasion robbery in Los Angeles Friday morning.”
The news station reported that Los Angeles police confirmed the home invasion occurred at an apartment complex in the 3100 block of Wilshire Boulevard. It was reported that the rapper was “physically assaulted and sustained minor injuries. Authorities said cash and other items were taken during the crime.”
According to reports the police apparently are looking for a number of possible suspects though no descriptions were provided to the media as of Friday afternoon.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. Reports Say Rich The Kid Was Robbed At Gunpoint & Fought Back
Rich The Kid posted a photo to his Instagram page of him on a hospital gurney with what appears to be a neck brace and possible bandages. He did not post a comment with the photo on his verified account.
It’s reported he was robbed at gunpoint. The Daily Mail is reporting that the “beating was so severe both he and his girlfriend Tori Brixx were admitted to the hospital. Photos of the star in his hospital bed with tubes in his arms have already been shared.”
Apparently the home invaders “left with a significant amount of cash and jewelry,” the Daily Mail reported.
2. The Robbery & Assault Reportedly Occurred at Brixx’s Home on Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles Police are investigating but sources close to RTK told TMZ the robbery was an inside job.
Rich The Kid is dating the DJ, former rapper and model Tori Brixx. But RTK’s ex-wife claims she thinks Brixx “set him up,” according to Hot New Hip Hop. “Back in March, Tori Brixx was one of the many women that RTK’s wife accused him of cheating with and, with the two currently dating, she believes that Brixx was in on the attack.”
3. He Attended & Performed at the boohooMAN ‘Illuminate Carnival’ Collection Event Just Days Before the Attack
boohooMAN, the global online fashion retailer known for its trend-setting styles, held its ‘Illumanate Carnival’ fashion event on June 11, an invitation-only event with special guests. Rich The Kid performed.
4. Rich The Kid’s New Album ‘The World Is Yours’ Was Released in March
His “The World Is Yours,” album was released March 30 and according to his Instagram, “‘The World Is Yours’ is now GOLD & otw to platinum ? Thank God for another blessing and thank everybody that contributed to it.”
RTK is known for tracks “New Freezer” with Kendrick Lamar and his cut “Plug Walk,” which features Gucci Mane, 2Chainz and YG. His just dropped “Bring It Back,” which was uploaded to YouTube 10 days ago already has nearly 4 million views.
Billboard reported he was, as of March 3, the “top emerging act in the U.S. for the first time, as he rises 2-1 on Billboard’s Emerging Artists chart.” The magazine said his track with Lamar was in part the reason.
“New Freezer” enjoyed “15 million airplay audience impressions” and those numbers helped propel his standing.
5. Rich The Kid Has Had a Well-Publicized Beef With Rapper Lil Uzi Vert
Rich The Kid and Lil Uzi Vert had a confrontation in Philadelphia a few weeks. According to Billboard, the rappers have been exchanging jabs in a beef not just on social media but, it’s reported, since Rich The Kid “recently topped Billboard’s Emerging Artists Chart, has let the conflict spill over into the booth.”
Billboard has a full timeline on the beef which began in January when RTK tweeted, “A couple hours later, the “New Freezer” rapper teased Uzi about his label situation and how he needed to join the 25-year-old’s Rich Forever Music imprint when he had the chance, “That’s why you SHOULDA signed [with] Rich forever.”
The Atlanta rapper shared a a ‘diss’ track on Instagram a few months ago making only thinly veiled references to the “Money Longer” MC. Some suggested before the March 30 drop of ‘The World Is Yours’ it was just promotional. Or maybe not.