Club Promoter Says Fabolous Was at Club Prior to Friend’s Murder

New York City club promoter Andre Faria insists that rapper Fabolous was at Manhattan club Duvet the night his friend Shamel “Money Mel” McKinney was fatally stabbed. According to the New York Daily News, Faria says that Fab showed up at the nightspot, with McKinney in tow, at the request of Faria’s company Party Time NYC. “Fabolous was there. He came in with about a dozen people between midnight and 12:30 a.m.,” Faria told the Daily News. “He brought the guy who was murdered with him, as part of his crew.” The promoter says the rapper left the club at around 2:00 a.m., saying that he had a family obligation. Fab’s lawyer, Alberto Ebanks, has disputed witness accounts placing his client at the club, and reiterated that the rapper was not present at any time on the night of McKinney’s murder. “I just called my client and have verified that he was not there at any point. Absolutely, positively not there,” Ebanks told the newspaper. Faria claims that the Brooklyn born MC and his crew gave security a hard time when they were frisked, and were almost denied entry because they hadn’t adhered to the club’s dress code. Faria also stated that witnesses told him that McKinney was stabbed while trying to break up a fight between two women who also arrived with the group.

  • mr.martin

    does it matter that he was there or not. if he was not involved in the crime police should work on solving it and arresting the culprits not trying to get famous by busting some rapper. that’s why the cops and the media have no credibility. Did fab kill him, was fab stabbed, No? then let it be and solve the crime . man this is sickening.

  • ATL = All Trannies Live

    If Fabolous didn’t do it then please leave his name out of it.

  • F-A-B-O-L-O-U-S

    Niggas be wild’n in the club.

  • JAYSTONE

    This nigga needs to get his lazy ass to the studio to make another BREATHE song or classic album.he sucks lately.I hate his new album.

    • Nunya

      Thats because youre a faggot. You would say breathe, old commercial ass song

  • zipzoo101

    here we go again wit the media hyping everyone up around a artist that had nothin to do wit anything going on

  • http://yahoo Goldie Gates

    Who gives a fuck fabolous still is a million dollar nigga at the end of the day with all platinum albums

  • MY LONG COCK N YA GIRL ASS

    U DUMB MUTHA FUCKA….IF U READ “CLOSELY” YOU’LL SEE THAT THE LAWYER STATED THAT FABOLOUS WAS AT THE CLUB WITH HIS HOMIEZ….BUT HAD BAILED OUT LONG TIME BEFORE THE ALTERCATION TOOK PLACE….THEM HIP-HOP POLICE JUST TRYIN 2 FIND INFO ABOUT SOMETHIN THIS MAN HAD NO KNOWLEDGE OF

    • nappy_pappy

      yo the dumb mutha fucka is u….u need to read “closely” if u can read at all… here ill post it for u so u dont have to scroll up.

      “Fab’s lawyer, Alberto Ebanks, has disputed witness accounts placing his client at the club, and reiterated that the rapper was not present at any time on the night of McKinney’s murder.”

      see where it says NOT PRESENT? think twice before posting u look like an idiot…

      as for the article, u know they out to get rappers so they gonna look for a way to tie him into the shit… he may or may not have been there… sounds like he was there, startin shit with the bouncers at the door, then two hookers that were with them get into a fight… hope he wasnt there but if he was why he gotta act like he still livin in bedstuy..dumb niggas “we got to do better!!!”

  • Latino Heat

    this is about much more that a album. show some respect for the dead homie. co-sign everybody that said the cops need to stop worrying about if fab was there or not. try solving an actual crime for once. fuckin assholes.

  • http://myspace.com/youngdeuce513 Young Deuce aka Princinnati

    HMMMM, sounds like a set up. I like Fab and his music. But this looks a little fishy to me. Fab and SF supposedly didn’t wanna be frisked(why not if you don’t have anything on you then what do you have to hide). Then dude was stabbed after we was trying to break up a fight with two women that they came in with? How come nobody else was trying to help break up a fight inside their own clique but him. Fab denies being there but if it comes to light that he really was there then somebody in the Street Family might be involved(maybe even Fab). I just hope he’s not lying about being in the building because if he is then the Hip Hop Police will do everything they can to take him down.

  • Triple_X

    Stupid crackaz, so what if he was there? He wasn’t there when it happened. Go look for the mahfucka who stabbed the brother instead of harrasing brothers.

    By the way, if they didn’t want to get frisked, why the hell did he let them in in the first place?

    Amsterdam is in the building!!!!

  • Steven Wilder

    I love the way you Blacks keep killing each other, keep on killing yourselves off. Your doing a great job.

  • princerudynasim

    does this guy want a biscet

  • what the world

    All I know I cam up from maryland and everythting was closed down in Manhattan. I am curious did the cops close down places in the Village? The world in the hip-hop/rap community should not taking a chance with the promoter. He knows he is in a lot trouble financially meaning he and the club are liable for a lawsuit they r trying to put this on Fab… Simple thing security should had been able to keep a weapon fron getting in there. they did not so they are liable regardless of Fab being there or not. So headlines should be saying the cops want to go after the establishment and the promoter.

  • Bklyn’s sexiest

    Who cares if Fab was there or not, find out who poked Money Mel & release him/her to Brooklyn. Just drop them off by Boys and Girls High. My tears has dropped for Mel’s Family and Friends. Keep ur head high. Love and respect eternally.

    BKLYN’S Sexiest Sistas

  • cruz

    Chicago 47th South East Side

    LIL WAYNE THE BEST IN THIS BITCH AZZ GAME TO DAY CARTER 3 COMING SOON

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  • http://dirtyglovebastard.blogspot.com/ Ziploc Moe

    That promoter is a faggot ass dry snitch. If Loso says he wasn’t there leave it at that.

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  • http://www.nycnightadventures.com/ Jay Samuelli

    club promoters will say anything!