AraabMUZIK Shot, Survives Robbery Attempt
The producer was in the "wrong place at the wrong time," his rep tells Billboard.
Producer and MPC wizard AraabMUZIK was shot during an attempted robbery, according to several tweets from the musician's collaborators.
DukeDaGod, the musician's manager, posted an Instagram photo of a somber group surrounding AraabMUZIK, born Abraham Orellana, in a hospital bed.
"Everyone wish my brother @araabmuzik a healthy & pleasant recovery!!!! #Mvpofthempc #Soblessed," he wrote.
On Thursday evening, a rep for the musician confirmed the news to Billboard.
"Rumors have begun to circulate and first and foremost, we want to let everyone know that AraabMUZIK is currently alive and well," AraabMUZIK's camp said in a statement. "He was out in his neighborhood last night with friends and unfortunately the victim of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. He is recovering now and police are investigating the crime. We appreciate all the concern and fan support and Araab is looking forward to a speedy recovery and returning to the stage as soon as he can."
Earlier on Thursday, rapper Avatar Darko, who has worked with AraabMUZIK on tracks such as the recent "Vampire," shed light on the situation on Twitter.
"[Pray] for my bro Araab! He just got shot but he'll be alright! He's strong!" Darko wrote. "My lil brodi too trill! They tried to rob him and he ain't come up off his shit so they tried get him outta there! He meant to be here! Foh!"
AraabMUZIK's most recent tweet was posted early on Thursday, just after midnight -- an announcement that he'd be at Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas, which kicks off June 21.