Update: Attempted Santa Monica Boulevard Robbery Involved Rapper Rich the Kid

UPDATE, 5:45 p.m.:  While the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station reports the robbery mentioned below occurred in the 7100 block of Santa Monica Boulevard, the site of the Gateway shopping center, TMZ.com has posted photos and a story showing the robbery actually occurred at the Westlake Recording Studios at 7265 Santa Monica Blvd.

Rich the Kid, strutting with cash (Instagram)

TMZ reports that the rapper Rich the Kid was the intended subject of the attempted robbery. Members of his team were also attacked and a bodyguard was pistol whipped when it occurred.  Usher, another famous rapper, reportedly was in the studio while the attack occurred.

The robbery subject fired multiple shots as he escaped the scene.

A photo posted on Rich the Kid’s Instagram account shows him earlier today walking with a pile of cash on his shoulder.

Sheriff’s deputies have briefly closed Santa Monica Boulevard at La Brea Avenue while investigating a robbery at the Gateway shopping area.

It’s not clear exactly where the robbery occurred.  The West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station watch commander said it was in the 7100 block of Santa Monica Boulevard and that there were reports shots were fired.  The robber apparently fled the scene.

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Idiotic Behavior
Idiotic Behavior
3 years ago

Idiotic actions by the rapper and gangbanger putting innocent folks in jeopardy. Somehow the red carpet is repeatedly rolled out to attract this nonsense.

Folks are surprised when it turns south?

Cy Husain
3 years ago

The people “repeatedly rolling out the red carpet attracting this nonsense” should be liable for their actions. Want to bet when they are paying out far more in damages then they could possibly take in from these events, they will use considerably more discretion when it comes to approving and managing them? From what has already happened, the point should be made by our City Council that the value of that fancy recording studio could easily pay for some great Public Works projects!

Joe S
Joe S
3 years ago

Clear case of dude being irresponsible on instagram, flashing cash and jewelry. Anybody does this enough times they will get a visit from a gangbanger too. The gangbanger will not have a legal weapon so new laws are silly.

Cy Husain
3 years ago
Reply to  Joe S

YES the victim was “irresponsible” in his ostentatious postings on social media but, the lapse of good judgement on the part of a victim should not be a justification for the acts of a perpetrator. NO laws and regulations can and do have an effect on access to firearms by those likely to endanger the public, even if indirectly. For clarification a “professional criminal” making way more money than the vast majority of the law abiding public is the least likely person to commit a public shooting that would attract an avalanche of unwanted attention and, bring about the necessary… Read more »

Cy Husain
3 years ago

According to TMZ at-least 10 shots were fired without hitting anyone, indicating the shooter was highly incompetent. What makes person the ultimate loser was putting numerous innocent people completely unable to fight back in danger and, when the people who really know how use their firearms were on their way, he fled like a coward! If they ever catch this guy, I hope they take his fire arms away NEVER to be returned and, keep him from ever legally obtaining one. After July 1 of 2019 Proposition 63 commences and people seeking ammunition will need to pass a background check… Read more »

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