Update: French Montana Speaks Out After Multiple People Were Shot While Filming His Music Video: We Unfortunately Were At The Wrong Place, At The Wrong Time
Update: (Jan. 9, 2023): French Montana is speaking out following a tragic incident that occurred during his video shoot. According to reports, at least 10 people were injured in a shooting outside a Miami Gardens, Florida restaurant where French Montana was shooting a music video with his associates.
On Jan. 6, the “Unforgettable” rapper took to his Twitter account and shared,
“Last night, I was in Miami celebrating the release of my CB6 mixtape w/ friends at a local restaurant. We unfortunately were at the wrong place, at the wrong time when an incident took place that left people hurt. Our thoughts & prayers are w/ the victims & families at this time.”
In a statement released to CNN, the establishment — The Licking, a restaurant group reportedly owned by DJ Khaled — also addressed the shooting and said,
“Our hearts are heavy and go out to the victims of this senseless act.”
The statement added,
“We were not aware of a video being filmed and found out last min(ute) French Montana was shooting a scene in the back parking lot. We have no idea what actually took place. The Licking restaurant has nothing to do with the incident and has given police the necessary footage requested.”
Original story: (Jan. 6, 2023):
Unfortunate news following a French Montana video shoot in Miami.
According to reports, 10 people including rapper Rob49 were shot outside of a Miami Gardens restaurant on Thursday night (Jan. 5) amid the filming of a French Montana, 38, music video. Shots rang off around 8 p.m. in the parking lot of The Licking, a soul food restaurant off Northwest 27th Avenue and 177th Street. Witnesses claim that French Montana, real name Karim Kharbouch, was rapping when the incident unfolded.
A graphic video of the shootings aftermath appeared on social media showing victims lying on a bloodied sidewalk as first responders and other witnesses tried to assist. In the background a woman can be heard screaming:
A shooting has occurred in Miami in front of The Licking restaurant at French Montana’s music video shoot. At least 10 victims as video shows people injured on the sidewalk. Rapper Rob 49, 24yo, is one of the people shot.His bodyguard is in critical condition pic.twitter.com/3mAMSFzShq
— Royal Intel ? (@RoyalIntel_) January 6, 2023
According to sources, Rob49’s, 24, bodyguard is currently in critical condition. At least four victims required air rescue and were flown to the nearest hospital while other victims drove themselves. Diana Gorgue, Miami Gardens detective, said:
“We’re still working. There’s multiple shots, there’s multiple cases.”
Witness Ced Mogul said the shooting happened after someone in the crowd was robbed of his watch. Recalling the amount of shots he heard, Ced Mogul shared:
“It was like at least 13, 14, 15 gunshots. It was very rapid, it sounded like an assault rifle.”
“I took off running, and I was looking back, but I was like, ‘You know what? Let me just duck first,’ and then people started asking me, you know, ‘Can you help me?’ When I realized people were asking for help, there was nothing you could do about it when you got shot.”
Fans are saddened by the news being that Rob49 was set to perform in Houston tomorrow (Jan. 7) during Future’s tour, according to his Instagram. Underneath the flyer in which he promoted the concert, fans flooded the comments with their well wishes to the artist.
theJasmineBRAND sends our prayers to the victims involved in the shooting.