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An aspiring rapper who was shot multiple times in a robbery in North Hollywood said he believes the shooting was prompted by his flaunting money and jewelry on his social media accounts.
Diamond-encrusted chains and expensive cars are part of the industry, the rapper known as “Wakko the Kidd” said.
“It’s a popular thing in hip-hop and pop culture to show off wealth and new clothes and jewelry and nice cars,” he said in a phone interview Monday. “It’s all part of it; it’s glitz and glamour.”
But after he had posted online about an $80,000 chain with a large “818″ pendant, Wakko the Kidd said, he and his audio engineer arrived at his home Sept. 1 following a recording session and were caught off guard by robbers.