Perhaps no one, outside of PnB Rock’s family and his close coterie of friends, was more stunned and traumatized by the rapper’s violent death than iconic deejay Akademiks.
DJ Akademiks had not even released the interview where PnB Rock explained how he thwarted a robbery attempt before he was actually shot and killed on Monday, Sept. 12, 2022.
Wow.. this PNB Rock situation crazy.. i just did a interview with him a week ago where he detailed how someone tried to rob him in LA recently while he was out with his girlfriend and daughter. Now.. this.. smh. Pray for PNB Rock.
— DJ Akademiks (@Akademiks) September 12, 2022
Rock and his girlfriend were eating at the world-famous Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles in South Los Angeles when he was murdered during a robbery in the middle of the day. The Los Angeles Police Department told the media that Rock was targeted because no one else was shot at. Also, the robber reportedly fled through the eaterie’s side door and jumped into a waiting car that immediately sped away.
Los Angeles Police Department Capt. Kelly Muniz said Rock was targeted for his jewelry.
“[The suspect] shot the victim and ran out the side door to a getaway car and then fled the parking lot,” Muniz said, according to the Los Angeles Times.
PnB Rock’s revelation about the previous robbery attempt takes on a much more poignant meaning as his fans lament the killing of yet another popular rapper.
Listen to Rock tell Akademiks how someone tried to stick him up.