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

  • Hate Hate and more Hate

    It’s funny how this color coordinated krump dancing crip turn bitch after hearing a few guns shots. And this nigga is supposed to be from one of the hardest hood’s in America. GTFOH! And he’s already pulling a TI, by making bitch ass songs about the incident. It was probably someone in his crew playing with a cap gun.

    • D-Block

      i aint even gonna be mad anymore cuz your faggot ass prolly gets off by pissin people off on the web. so ima just say for the record nobody thinks your funny and if u havent killed yourself yet u should do so immediately. makin me get articulate n shit.

    • http://yahoo.com BlackWallin

      hate hate and more hate i dont care who you are you get shot at you think look at how snoop reacted when that nigger was threatening to kill him when he was first signed to the row

    • j.dot

      niigga get a life.Thats exactly what is wrong with niggas they always gotta hate on niggas who got more money than them.wont you come out with some shit

    • buckets

      YOU’RE AN IDIOT!
      stay ignorant you dumb slut!

  • http://open.salon.com/blog/hiphopsays hip.hop.says

    aren’t fans the ones who actually like you…not the people who would attempt to set you up to be shot. odd what passes for fans now a days. and i suppose it had nothin’ to do with his crip affiliation…naw couldn’t be that.

    • 619

      Just like opm said, Crooked never was a Crip. And Long Beach’s not as tough as some of these outta state cats think. A couple rappers came outta there and rap fans started thinkin’ it was really hood.

  • whats CraCCin

    hate hate and more hate ……kill ur self ur not funny @all

  • Bo$$ Hogg

    The irony is that this is the only time I can remember MTV ever even acknowledging Crooked I.

  • opm509

    ya’ll niggaz need to check ya history cuz crooked aint a crip never was if ya’ll gonna hate then at least know wut your hating

  • Bo$$ Hogg

    And I see MTV still sending Sway out to do the “Negro News”.

  • Nate

    Hate thinks he “Krump” danced. In his own internet abbreviations: GTFOH, and add some !!!’s.

    He isn’t anything like TI, because he was making songs that were fire prior to TI’s career beginning and he will do so after TI retire’s… or serves time next time if he doesn’t snitch again…

    again, you can’t compare dude. He’s a stand up guy. Crooked doesn’t sell records through Target ho, it’s off the net, or select distribution. He’s all the way hood, and hasn’t left like Snoop.

  • E.S.O. Boy

    LMAO what a scared little boy. Ain’t Long Beach yo city? A few gunshots is all it takes to make Crooked disappear. Hence forth, Crooked I should halt all the tough gangsta shit he talks on his records. He obviously aint bout that action.

  • Jhon da Analyst

    Damn Crooked, that’s fucked up. Just say NAS three times………Niggas Ain’t Shit, Niggas Ain’t Shit, Niggas Ain’t Shit!!!!!!!!!!!

  • louie mo

    yo ………. where in the fuck is gunot killa ????????????

    • cold

      who gives a shit , you silly twat .

  • Devon

    Where the fuck is his circle Bosses

  • anutha_level

    lmao at all these young “tough guys” on here talking shit about somebody almost gettin shot…then callin him a punk???? WTF?

    what’s wrong wit a nigga wantin to protect his life? it’s QUITE obvious none of YOU have ever been nearly wet up before. it doesn’t take a man to consistently make himself accessible to gettin popped out in public…it’s takes a MAN to make sure he preserves his life by any means necessary. bitches…

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  • problems

    WTF has the game turned to?It’s sfae to say crooked had the lowest profile out of all them and then he ends up getting interviewed for getting shot at…mad suspect..aand they record a song last night to capitalize off of it…smfh…WWE shit if u ask me…oh and what was the suge knight reference in there?wasnt crooked signed to him and shit…Is that why he wont go out unescorted any more?

  • paychexx

    good well crook, all i can say is the mic and beats are bout to witness some serious verbal assaults. peace
    c.o.b. ( crossin out bustas)

  • http://www.myspace.com/Lyrik07 L-Y, NawfWestSide

    Do whut u gotta do Crooked. Theze suburbanitez and wankstaz on here definitely won’t leave trill commentz cuz there simply not trill, or even real for that matter. Stay prayed up big homie, one-hunned – http://www.Seige777.blogspot.com

  • solo

    u niggaz is hoes…. how can u blame a man who says he’s not gonna be in the hood after getting shot at? half of u niggaz aint never been to the hood not to mention being shot at. i grew up on the west and north side of Las Vegas so i know what it is to get bust at. nigga i was robbed at gunpoint in the 6th grade by a GPK nigga and later shot at by some blood niggaz. so nigga i know. u can play hard all u want to my nigga but them bullets dont play. yall talk about snoop look at the life that nigga had with the gang shit…..look at his life now! fuck being in a wack ass gang…

  • I am legend

    getting shot or shot at will make u reevaluate ur situation in most cases it may even humble u so if it aint never happen 2 u dont speak on it.

  • deshon2004

    Crooked I is my nigga with the lyrics and Slaugherhouse is talent that Hip-Hop need. I’m from Long Beach and relate to all they music. E/S LB has two major gangs. Rolling 20′s and Insane’s Crip which are both crips and don’t get along. Crooked I was never known for banging but he does know alot of hood niggas and has family that bang. If you aint from LA, you aint really seen gangbanging. The two biggest gangs in LA is Grape St Watts and Rolling 60′s. Don’t get my wrong, there are killers and hood niggas in every city but in LA it’s a culture and a state of mind. So when Crooked I say he ain’t go be out by himself…that mean niggas is on his head and he gotta stay with his niggas wherever he go.

    • http://www.resurrectedmuzik.com LUBY562

      deshon2004 Basically said it all. I live in Long Beach and he is right. Right now in Long Beach there is also some beef between the Insane’s and the West Side Longos. Black vs. Brown type of thing. In Long Beach we need more unity. I am not all over his music but I have seen Crooked I in Long Beach on a few occasions. Never seen Snoop, no dis to Snoop the King of the West Coast. I am just saying..

  • http://xxl 40water619

    the biggest gang in la aint crips or any black gang…everyone knows the mexicans run la…ever heard of 18th street…snoop, game all these niggas will tell u esse’s run la…and the whole state of cali for that matter

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