Update: 4:15 PM EST (July 5, 2019) – YG took to his Twitter account to address reports regarding the incident.
“I was nowhere near the scene of this incident, I was in Hollywood recording in the studio all day,” he tweets. “I was there until after midnight on the 4th of July and didn’t learn of these events until after they happened!”
I was nowhere near the scene of this incident, I was in Hollywood recording in the studio all day. I was there until after midnight on the 4th of July and didn’t learn of these events until after they happened!
— STAY DANGEROUS (@YG) July 5, 2019
According to TMZ, YG’s legal team has already been in contact with the police regarding this matter.
Original Report: An SUV allegedly registered to rapper YG has been involved in a deadly shoot-out and car chase with authorities, ABC News 7 reports.
On Wednesday night (July 3) at around 11:20 pm PT, a Los Angeles deputy sheriff pulled over a black Cadillac Escalade SUV for reckless driving and possibly driving under the influence after receiving complaints. At around 11:35 pm PT, the encounter ensued with gunfire and turned into a high-speedn pursuit from the residential streets of Compton to Inglewood, Calif.
The bulletproof vehicle is reportedly registered to Keenon Jackson aka 4 Hunnid Records’ own rapper YG. According to reports, the passenger of the speeding car opened fire at the overhead helicopter as the chase continued onto the freeway. “One deputy was struck. It appears that it was a grazed wound to his right arm that continued on and grazed his shoulder,” said Lieutenant Derrick Alfred told the local news outlet.
An unidentified man was also discovered along the route of the pursuit with at least 17 fatal bullet wounds. It’s unclear if the person was killed prior to the encounter or during the gun battle between police and the alleged assault rifle from the car’s passenger seat.
When the pursuit ended in Compton, one man was arrested while the other fled by foot. No word on whether YG was in the vehicle during the car chase and shootout.