Ice-T says native rappers do not put on jewellery as a result of ‘L.A. is only a Dangerous place’

Ice-T has a phrase of recommendation for any rappers visiting L.A.: This metropolis isn’t any place to point out off your bling.

His remark got here within the wake of the theft this week in South Los Angeles that left Philadelphia rapper Pnb Rock lifeless Monday afternoon.

“People are still hitting me up about my comments about LA Gang culture,” the actor-rapper tweeted Wednesday morning. “If you NOTICE, LA rappers don’t wear a lotta Jewelry… Me, Snoop, Cube, Dre, Game, Kendrick.. The list goes on.. It’s not cause we’re broke. LA is just a Dangerous place, rapper or not. Why test the streets.”

The gunman who killed 30-year-old PnB Rock at a Roscoe’s Home of Hen & Waffles restaurant demanded jewellery and different valuables earlier than getting right into a wrestle with the rapper and opening hearth, Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore stated Tuesday.

The brazen theft occurred quickly after the performer’s girlfriend location-tagged him in an Instagram put up — since deleted — as being on the restaurant. Police are investigating whether or not that’s what sparked the assault.

Rock, born Rakim Allen, was “enjoying a simple meal” when he “was brutally attacked,” Moore stated. Police have put pawn outlets on alert concerning the performer’s stolen jewellery and different gadgets, which can assist in fixing the crime.

Rock’s legal professional Daybreak Florio advised The Occasions on Monday that she had suggested her shopper when she began working with him to watch out about what he posted on social media. “You cannot tell people where you’re going to be,” she stated.

“‘LA….. Home of the Bodybag…’ Somebody said that 30 yrs ago….,” Ice-T wrote Wednesday in a follow-up tweet, referencing his 1991 monitor “Home of the Bodybag.”

Instagram has been on the heart of a number of high-profile crimes lately. New York Metropolis rapper Pop Smoke — actual identify Bashar Barakah Jackson — was killed within the Hollywood Hills in February 2020 throughout an armed theft. Jackson had unintentionally revealed the handle he was staying at in an Instagram put up flaunting a bag from a luxurious clothier.

The theft suspects, 4 of whom have been charged with homicide in July 2020, acquired away with a watch they offered for $2,000.

Equally, Kim Kardashian was the sufferer of an armed theft in her Paris lodge room in 2016 after repeatedly posting her areas and displaying off her jewellery and different costly equipment on social media.