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Pregnant Rapper Yung Miami Shot At While Driving Near Recording Studio
Yung Miami was not harmed during the shooting.
Police are investigating after an unidentified shooter or shooters opened fire on pregnant rapper Yung Miami as she was leaving a recording studio this week.
The 26-year-old rapper, born Caresha Romeka Brownlee, was in her red Mercedes-Benz near Circle House Studios in North Miami-Dade at about 1 a.m. on August 6 when a gunman opened fire, shooting at her car, CBS Miami reports. She was not hit, and police are still investigating the incident, Miami-Dade Police Detective Lee Cowart told the outlet.
No suspects have been named at this time.
While responding to the scene, officers found that Yung Miami’s car had been struck by gunfire, Cowart confirmed to the Miami Herald.
“It appeared the vehicle had been shot consistent with projectiles,” he said. “There were no injuries.”
Yung Miami makes up one half of the rap duo City Girls and is expecting her second child. In video shared on social media, she can be seen talking to responding officers about the shooting, telling one, “They had their lights off so I never saw them, like, whoever it was they kept their lights off. I don't know where they came from.”
“It came from behind. The shots started from behind me,” she continued. “They started from behind because when I got to the stop sign I said 'Oh s--t, somebody's shooting.”
In a post shared on her Instagram page, she reassured her fans that she and her unborn child were unharmed.
The shooting comes on the heels of the release of an explosive freestyle rap from rapper Kodak Black, who was previously linked to Yung Miami, and who threatened to punch her during the song, website HipHopDX reports. Black, who is currently jailed on weapons charges, raps at one point, “I bought Yung Miami a ring, she bought an 808 baby. When I see her, I’ma hit that bitch in her stomach.”
The lyric likely refers to the relationship between Yung Miami and 808 Mafia producer Southside, who is reportedly the father of her child, reports the Miami Herald.