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Crooked I Details Shooting Incident: “It’s Deeper Than Rap”

Further clearing up the speculation surrounding his involvement in an alleged shooting, Crooked I confirmed in an interview with MTV News yesterday (March 3) that he was in fact the intended victim.

“It’s deeper than rap,” said an unnerved Crooked. [Watch Below] Detailing the incident, which took place last Friday (Feb. 27) in Long Beach, CA, he says a fan that may or may not have tried to set him up had approached him.

“When dude came up [with a camera phone] and was like, ‘Can you give me a shout out?’ I’m like, ‘Cool, what do you want me to say,’” he recalled. “Three seconds later, I hear a noise. I [was] so far removed from the fact it can be gunshots. Then I turn around and see sparks. That’s strange.”

The West Coast rapper, who up to that point described himself as being very “accessible,” admitted that he must now re-evaluate his close proximity to the public. “They’re not gonna see so much of Crooked I in the ‘hood by himself,” he revealed. “That right there is out the door, period. Some people may not like it. At this point, I don’t give a damn, because it’s my life.”

Looking forward to a looming Slaughterhouse album, Crooked’s focus is back on music, telling MTV, “I wanna leave a body of work behind, man, that matches a Biggie, that matches a ‘Pac,” he shared. “God is good. I need that body of work that has the potential to change —not the world, but a couple of people. Two, three, four million. One million. I don’t care if it’s only one person.”

On a new Slaughterhouse track, that the group reportedly recorded last night, Crooked also addressed the shooting. On the song, titled “Fight Club,” he spits, “Now you asking me where the incident took place. Don’t check the internet check hoodspace/ you dealing with some intelligent creatures/ I’ll touch guns I draw with telekinesis.” [Listen Here] – Devin Chanda

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