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Pennsylvania Rapper PnB Rock's girlfriend blamed for risking his safety, LAPD says post may have led to his killing


People on social media have blamed the Philadelphia-born Rapper PnB Rock for risking his safety by posting geotagged photos of her meals in a since-deleted post, and the LAPD says the post may have led to his killing.
PnB Rock and the screenshot of the instagram post.Both stitched screenshots from Twitter

The internet has been discoursing over the death of Philadelphia-born and bred rapper Rakim Hasheem Allen, also known as PnB Rock, following his death on Monday after being shot multiple times following a robbery.

The 30-year-old rapper was reportedly targeted for his jewellery while dining at a Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles location with his girlfriend, according to a report from Rollingstone.

A flurry of social media posts pointed out that the girlfriend had shared a geotagged image of her food on Instagram in a since-deleted post, and many people say it led to the attack.

This is the same post with the internet playing a blame game instead of sympathizing. Even rapper Nicki Minaj tweeted about the ramifications of tweeting location to one's whereabouts.

On Tuesday, Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore said the attack occurred soon after the rapper was tagged in that Instagram post, and they were investigating whether that prompted the attack.

The same scenario is said to have happened with Pop smoke -- a Brooklyn rapper whose real name was Bashar Barakah Jackson -- who was killed during a home invasion by assailants.

Authorities believed that perpetrators were led to his location in Hollywood Hills by social media posts, including one of a black gift bag labeled with his address.

PnB Rock had recently spoken with media personality DJ Akademiks about a previous incident during which someone unsuccessfully attempted to rob him while he was visiting Los Angeles with his girlfriend and daughter.

Social media has been filled with videos of the aftermath of the Monday incident after it was shared by bystanders and fans who made it to the scene.

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