Fabolous Speaks on Murder of His Friend, Street Family Allegations

Amid allegations that he was present at Manhattan nightclub Duvet on the night of his friend’s murder, Fabolous recently sat down with the New York Daily News to clear the air. The Brooklyn MC had been relatively quiet about the November 23 incident up until now, opting to let his attorney respond to witness accounts that placed him at the nightspot a short time before 25-year old Shamel McKinney was fatally stabbed. In an exclusive interview with the Daily News, the rapper reiterated that he was at home with family celebrating Thanksgiving, and denied that his Street Family crew is a robbery ring. “On Thanksgiving, I think I came out of the house one time – to go get eggnog,” Fab told the News. “And there wasn’t any eggnog at Club Duvet.”

Police believe McKinney was killed after he tried to rob another man of $10,000 worth of jewelry. Anthony Taylor, a 26-year old Brooklyn man, was arrested in Georgia on December 4 in connection with the murder. Fab says he didn’t learn of his friend’s death until the following morning. “When you hear stuff happened to bad guys, you’re like, ‘Okay, yeah, it was coming to them,’” he explained. “Shamel’s not that kind of person. I was waiting to hear more of the story. Unfortunately, when I heard the story, I ended up being in it.” The rapper also denied the NYPD’s assertion that the Street Family preys on celebrities and unsuspecting clubgoers, saying that he does not support criminal activity in any way. “Most of the people that are around me work in association with what I do in the music business,” he told reporter Rich Schapiro. “I don’t have any hangers-on. I can’t really afford them.”

  • JAY STONE

    Glad to hear you are not involve but whatever just make classic album and that song you did with dupri and neyo are garbage.just get your lazy ass to the studio nigga cuz you sucks.
    This nigga is only good at mixtape but goddammit he sucks.
    Could any one tell me what classic song or verse does loso has.Fucking Garbage!!!

    • Bricks

      Breath is a classic, you buging!!!! Homie is the only one who kills the mix tapes then go and write a good song. Dont forget make me better was number one in the country.When was the last time you was in the club. when that came on every body went crazy!!!!!!!!!!

    • F-EaZy HoMmi3

      ayo famz if u sayin loso sucks then idk what kinda music u on u prolly on dat classical blues and fuckin country music….hear a couple of his songs and get it through ya damn head.

  • Big Chops

    FIRST!!!!!

    • EReal

      FAG!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Lynx

    You my dude Fab, since Ghetto Fabolous. But I cosign dude above. I seen ya’ll street fam on you tube,tryna play gangsta.

    Everybody know you got the lyrical prowess to move to Jay status in the game but you stayed on the same subject matter since your first LP. 4.5 Albums saying the same shit. Put some real shit in the songs and move to the next level. Real Talk.

    R.I.P to the dude that lost his life. Stay up Fab. DC got ya back.

  • Why do rap fans hate so much?

    JAY STONE IS A CLASSIC HATER.

    STREET DREANS ALBUM WAS FAB’S BEST.

    I’ve came to the conclusion that hip hop fans are the biggest haters. I don’t get. I don’t see rock fans or country fans hatin on each other.

  • T-SLEAZY

    yall dudes be trippin… every time someone is good at rap yall like get your jay z on dog…. this dude fab better keep gankin jewelry because his shit is all the same

  • http://www.hip-hopkings.com Stu

    I’m getting sick of all the killing and violence surrounding Hip-Hop, especially right now.

    RIP

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  • Tha Ace

    not a jay fan but is no jay people…..remember when he first came out about 5,6 years ago?? he was fuckin awful! he’s improved a whole hell of a lot but ain’t nobody includin him with the top dogs

  • bizzle

    Fab would rap circles around any of you haters. Thats why hes chilling up in a mansion somewhere and your in your mommas house living off of her money. He had the #1 song in the country almost the whole damn summer. dude has hits

  • EReal

    Fab = Fake Mase

  • Tha Ace

    bizzle says:

    Fab would rap circles around any of you haters. Thats why hes chilling up in a mansion somewhere and your in your mommas house living off of her money. He had the #1 song in the country almost the whole damn summer. dude has hits

    wouldn’t rap nothin around me son go to a battle by GriMmAceE on letsbeef.com

  • street fam

    this shit is crazy how someone is dead over this but all anyone wants to do is point fingers at someone who wasnt even there

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  • Darkman

    Hold it down fab,the police only wants 2 brinhg down rappers 1 by 1. Do u nigga

  • http://mypace.com/jamaicanhottgyal Georgie

    Fab, u full of shyt.