Rapper Wakko the Kidd is shot throughout North Hollywood theft

An aspiring rapper who was shot a number of occasions in a violent follow-home theft in North Hollywood stated he believes the taking pictures was prompted by his displaying cash and jewellery on his social media accounts.

Often known as “Wakko the Kidd,” the rapper and his sound engineer have been attending to his house late on Sept. 1 after a recording session when, in line with the Los Angeles Police Division, they have been attacked by a minimum of one armed suspect within the 11100 block of Califa Avenue.

No arrests have been made within the assault, and LAPD officers declined to say what was taken in the course of the theft, however the native artist advised KCBS-TV Channel 2 that he believes it might have been his movies and footage displaying money, vehicles and jewels that made him a goal.

Wakko the Kidd is commonly seen in music movies on YouTube holding thick stacks of money in his arms, standing subsequent to costly vehicles or boasting about cash in lyrics like claiming his “paycheck like Dubai” — normal boasting seen in most business movies. In a single video posted on his TikTok account, somebody is seen dropping $100 payments out the backseat of a automobile window and right into a crowded sidewalk.

Simply weeks earlier than the theft, the rapper posted a video on his YouTube account claiming he spent $80,000 on a jeweled chain from Dumoni Jewelers, an organization that specializes on customized jewellery, together with grills — or jewellery worn on enamel.

“And you know he did the grills, and you know he did the watch,” Wakko the Kidd says into the digicam whereas displaying off the gem-encrusted jewellery.

The rapper and a consultant didn’t instantly reply to requests for remark.

Wakko the Kidd advised KCBS he was shot six occasions.

“One bullet went in my back, completely through me and out of my stomach,” he stated. “One bullet went through my stomach and came out of my back.”

The LAPD stated the rapper’s pal was additionally shot a number of occasions, and each males have been taken to a close-by hospital in vital situation.

Investigators discovered a number of casings on the ground after they responded, and bullets had pierced via Wakko the Kidd’s automobile and residential, police stated.

“It’s upsetting and frustrating that we live in a world where you can’t have nice things without looking over your shoulder,” he advised KCBS.

Regulation enforcement officers have stated they’ve been seeing a rise within the variety of “follow-home” robberies, particularly incidents concentrating on celebrities and upscale eating places up to now yr. In November, the LAPD introduced a brand new activity power set as much as deal with the troubling pattern.

In line with LAPD crime statistics, robberies have elevated about 18% to date this yr compared with the identical time interval in 2021.