March 1, 2013


French Montana Addresses Drive-By Shooting

D Dipasupil
D Dipasupil

UPDATE: French Montana addressed the incident on Twitter, writing, "My bus was located in the vicinity of the incident that took place last night in Philadelphia. I had a peaceful concert and was not involved. My deepest thoughts and sympathies go out to the families of the victims, as well as all of those who were affected." According to his publicist, he was released from custody after being questioned.

French Montana was involved in a drive-by shooting in Philadelphia Thursday night after a performance at Pennsylvania's Theater of the Living Arts.

According to reports, the "Pop That" rapper was outside of his tour bus meeting with fans when someone drove by and opened fire. According to the Huffington Post, a 27-year-old man was hit in the abdomen and later pronounced dead. Another man was hit in the shoulder.

Police are questioning 25 people in the incident, including French Montana and his entourage. Three people have been taken into custody after police discovered they were carrying guns.

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey said, "It's just ignorant. You fire into a crowd and you're gonna hit somebody. In this case, unfortunately, someone was killed. Don't know if they had anything to do with anything, if they were a fan or what. When you find people like that, they should just never see the light of day again. I mean that kind of behavior's just unacceptable. For me, there's just no rehabilitation for anything like that."

Authorities said they don't believe Montana or his crew were specifically targeted by the shooting, and neither of the victims were connected to the rapper.

The shooting comes just a month after fellow Maybach Music Group rapper Rick Ross was also involved in a drive-by