Rapper YG is reportedly “fine” after being shot early on Friday morning. According to TMZ, the Pu$haz Ink and Def Jam rapper was shot in the hip three times at approximately 1:45 a.m., while leaving a Los Angeles recording studio. Entrepreneur and hip-hop marketing guru Karen Civil, who’s worked with YG in the past, reported that his injuries were non-life-threatening on Twitter.
The rapper’s debut album, 2014’s My Krazy Life, has been widely lauded; The A.V. Club cited it on our mid-year list of the year’s best albums, and Rolling Stone named it the second-best rap album of 2014. My Krazy Life focuses on YG’s day-to-day experience with the culture of the West Coast, including, as per an interview he did with Noisey, “Gang banging, drugs, parties, and, just like every other culture, the same shit.”
YG’s shooter has not been identified at this time.