Hip-hop producer Scott Storch was robbed at gunpoint outside of a New York hotel, according to an article on TMZ. The “Lean Back” producer filed a police report stating that he was approached by two men with guns while waiting inside an SUV near the New York Palace hotel. The men allegedly said, “Give us all your jewelry and cash or you’re dead.”
The article states that Storch complied with the men’s request, handing over a briefcase with $4k to $5k in cash in it and several pieces of jewelry. The men reportedly then took the keys to the SUV with them so that Storch couldn’t drive away. According to TMZ, Storch says he tried to chase after his attackers to see where they were headed, but he was unable to pursue them. He then went to the police station to file a report.
Storch first made his name as a member of the Roots in the ’90s, but is perhaps most well known for his work as a producer for artists like Dr. Dre, 50 Cent, T.I., Beyoncé, The Game, Justin Timberlake, Fat Joe and more. He’s had an array of personal and legal troubles in the last few years, including a trip to rehab, declaring bankruptcy and a dismissed grand theft auto case.