Did West Oakland Shooting Start Because Of A Rapper Beef?

Zennie Abraham / Zennie62
Zennie Abraham / Zennie62

There are reports of a mass shooting in the West Oakland part of Oakland, California that left eight people wounded, including several kids, the youngest a 1-year old that was hit by a bullet and is in a coma as of this writing. Shockingly, no one who did the shooting has been arrested or spotted. Here’s a video by the Associated Press.

This video below, based on a KGO Channel 7 newscast, focuses on the information that a rap video was being made at the time the shooting started:

Kafani

Some have pointed to an Oakland Rapper called Kafani as being involved in the shootings because a van reportedly owned by him was found marked with bullets. But Kafani says he wasn’t involved in the shooting.

Kafani’s on house arrest, so it’s not advantageous for him to admit he was a part of any trouble at all.

Oakland Rapper Kafani Sends Threat To Lil B, Explains Beef

According to BallerStatus, Kafani sent a threat to another rapper, Berkeley-based Lil B. What Kafani ultimately did this year in April was issue a message via video that he intended to do some harm to Lil B, even though he was under house arrest.

This is the text of part of what he said:

Pillow talking to them bitches n****, gonna get you f*cked off,” the rapper said in an online clip.

“You a bitch bruh … walking around in them tight ass jeans, n****. When I see you I’m gonna slap the sh** out you. You know I got money, n****, so you know I’maa find you. I’m on house arrest right now. Got a few months. When I come off house arrest I’m gonna embarrass your bitch ass. Believe that.”

Even though Kafani says he wasn’t involved in the shooting, this Twitter tweet reports that he was impacted by it:

@WideRadius Wide Radius Radio
Kafani Shooting: Rapper’s One-Year-Old Cousin in Coma wideradius.com goo.gl/AwcdS

So, Kafani was the target of the shooting, in a way. On Twitter the performer asks for prayers…

@Kafani Kafani
Right now now lil cuz in coma but both sides of brain seems to be functioning right now pray pls

But then horrifically uses the attention to release other tweets I will not repost to promote his new music videos. Just plain nuts.

Here’s the video:

Still, there’s no hard evidence of any link between their “beef” and the shooting. The tweet below seems to indicate the two were talking about the shooting:

@TehranSoParvaz Tehran SoParvaz
@LILBTHEBASEDGOD I think hes talking about the shooting with #Kafani from the BAY

Stay tuned.

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Zennie Abraham
Zennie Abraham | Zennie Abraham or "Zennie62" is the founder of Zennie62Media which consists of zennie62blog.com and a multimedia blog news aggregator and video network, and 78-blog network, with social media and content development services and consulting. Zennie is a pioneer video blogger, YouTube Partner, social media practitioner, game developer, and pundit. Note: news aggregator content does not reflect the personal views of Mr. Abraham.

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