US rapper Rich The Kid has been caught up in an armed robbery at a recording studio in California.
The attack was targeted at Rich, who was outside the studio at the time. Other members of his entourage were attacked and one, thought to be a bodyguard, was beaten with a firearm.
R&B star Usher was inside the studio, but was not involved.
A man who was seen running away from the studio fired several shots before escaping in a car, said one eyewitness.
“He took out a gun, he fired six shots into the street,” Ray Leon told ABC 7 Eyewitness News.
“I just heard pop, pop, pop. There was about six pops. I got down really quick. He was firing and that car sped away.”
Rich, whose real name is Dimitri Roger, was also filmed speaking to paramedics by local news crew. He was wearing the same outfit seen in his Instagram post; and did not appear to be injured.
A spokesperson for Rich the Kid said “Rich is ok” , but declined to add further details.
The 26-year-old gained notoriety via a series of collaborative mixtapes with rap trio Migos. He’s since worked with Kendrick Lamar, Khalid and Wiz Khalifa; and reached the UK top 20 last year with a guest verse on Jax Jones and Mabel’s dance track Ring Ring.
Wednesday’s incident wasn’t the first time Rich the Kid had been the victim of armed robbery. Last summer, he was injured during a home invasion at his girlfriend’s house in Los Angeles.