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The music industry is reacting to reports that PnB Rock died after he was shot and robbed at Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles in Los Angeles on Monday. The 30-year-old rapper was reportedly eating at the restaurant with his girlfriend, who posted a since-deleted Instagram story with a location tag for the restaurant. According to to the Angels Times, Rock (born Rakim Allen) was attacked for his jewelry. Police said surveillance video will be reviewed to search for the shooter who fled the scene. Rock leaves behind two daughters.
A Philadelphia native known for his 2016 hit single “Selfish,” Rock was named to the XXL Freshman Class of 2017. Throughout his career, he’s collaborated with artists like Young Thug, 2 Chainz, Wiz Khalifa, Kodak Black, and Chance the rapper. “He was gentle and kind to me, a newcomer and a stranger. Rest in peace man,” Chika tweeted with a broken heart emoji. “It was a pleasure working with him,” Nicki Minaj wrote in part. “Condolences to his mom and family. This makes me feel so sick. Jesus.” Read more social media tributes to PnB Rock below.