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Waka Flocka Flame's Camp Ordered to Pay $501,000 to Gunshot Victim

Shooting first and asking questions later isn't as cool in real life
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Waka Flocka Flame's management company has been ordered by a North Carolina court to pay $501,000 to Antonio Stukes, a man Flame's crew shot last year. In February 2011, "Stukes, an aspiring rapper, was approaching Waka Flocka to give him a demo CD, when security guards began shooting," according to a local news report. Stukes was hit in the shoulder.

Though Waka's camp tried to justify the shooting as defense from an attempted robbery—Wakavelli was sporting more than $100,000 in neck-bling when "two vehicles pulled up to the parking lot, three men got out and approached the rapper in a threatening way"—that didn't quite work out. “The jury came down in our favor and really hit them hard,” said Stukes' lawyer Adam Seifer. “The facts that were in the evidence showed they essentially shot at my client without provocation.”

We're guessing Flocka and his management company, Mizay Entertainment, won't roll with the "shoot first, ask questions later" philosophy in the future.

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