YFN Lucci aka Rayshawn Bennett was not hurt during a shooting on a music video set in Atlanta Wednesday night. A 15-year-old boy suffered a minor injury to his hand in the attack, according to police.
Atlanta Police Department spokesman Steven Avery told Heavy via email that officers responded to the Martin Street Apartments at 600 Martin Street in the southeastern part of the city after receiving reports that a person had been shot. At the scene, police found a 15-year-old male with a “minor wound to his hand.” He was taken to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta-Hughes Spalding Hospital, where he is in stable condition.
Avery said that at the time of the shooting, a music video production was underway. NBC Atlanta reported that witnesses said there were three attackers. Several vehicles that were parked close to where the shooting took place were damaged, including Lucci’s Bentley, NBC Atlanta reported. Officers have yet to determine if the shooting was related to the music video production. Anybody with any information on the shooting is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477).
Atlanta-born rapper YFN Lucci made his major breakthrough in 2014, when he signed a recording contract with Think It’s a Game Entertainment and released his first mixtape, Wish Me Well.
YFN Lucci Was Not at the Scene When Police Arrived but He Has Been in Contact With Investigators
A music video shoot, involving @YFNLUCCI, was interrupted by a flurry of gunfire Wednesday night.
— Emilie Ikeda (@EmilieIkedaFOX5) June 4, 2020
There were no fatalities as a result of the shooting. Rapper YFN Lucci, 29, was not at the scene when officers responded to the scene, reported The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The newspaper said he has been in contact with investigators. His car was left at the scene. Fox Atlanta reports that “nearly two dozen” shots were fired during the shooting. Citing police sources, the channel reported that authorities were trying to clarify if there had been a gunshot exchange at the scene. The report says 21 shell casings were recovered at the scene.
YFN Lucci Has Been Involved in a Highly Publicized Beef With Fellow Atlanta Rapper Young Thug Since August 2019
In 2019, YFN Lucci was involved in a highly publicized feud with fellow Atlanta rapper Young Thug aka Jeffery Lamar Williams, 28. YFN Lucci said in August 2019 that he slept with Young Thug’s long-time girlfriend, Jerrika Karlae. Karlae denied those rumors in a tweet that read, “imagine someone speaking on your name that you never f***ed, imagine being harassed year by year by a n***a that has no comeback so he taunts a female!”
At the time, The Shade Room posted a screenshot of a Young Thug Instagram story. Young Thug posted, “@yfn if ain like what u do for your mother and kids I WOULDVE BEEN KILLED U.” The post was accompanied by four laughing face emojis.
In a separate post, The Shade Room quoted YFN Lucci as saying that Young Thug’s latest album was a “cap a** album.”
XXL Magazine reported in 2020 that the origins of the beef go back to 2017 when Young Thug declared himself to be the new Tupac Shakur following the release of his album Beautiful Thugger Girls. The magazine quoted YFN Lucci as saying of Young Thug’s comments, “Pac would’ve never wore a dress.”