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Rapper Waka Flocka Flame shot, robbed
AJC ^ | 19 Jan 10 | Marcus K. Garner

Posted on 02/12/2010 9:43:31 AM PST by Drew68

Gun play becomes Atlanta area rapper Waka Flocka Flame.

His most recent mix tape is called "Salute Me or Shoot Me, Vol. 2," and the "L" in his logo is shaped by an upright semi-automatic handgun.

And Tuesday evening, the 23-year-old rapper was recovering after being shot earlier in the day during an apparent robbery.

Born Juaqin Malphurs, the rapper was washing his car at the Bubble Bath Car Wash at 5220 Old National Highway around 1:30 p.m. when he was approached by an armed man demanding Malphurs' jewelry, police said.

"A scuffle broke out, then shots were fired," Fulton County police spokesman Sgt. Scott McBride said.

Malphurs was shot in the arm, and taken to a nearby hospital.

The suspect fled the scene, going south along Old National Highway, McBride said.

Malphurs is linked to hip hop star Gucci Mane's So Icy Entertainment, according to allhiphop.com.

On his MySpace page, http://www.myspace.com/wakaflocka1017, Malphurs said he was taken under Gucci Mane's wing and redirected his life focus.

"Swear to God I liked drug dealers and basketball players when I was growing up," Malphurs said on his site. "You gotta make people believe in what you went through."

Gucci Mane reportedly gave Malphurs his hip hop name, Waka Flocka, alluding to the sound of cocking a semi-automatic pistol.

V-103 DJ Greg Steet spoke with Malphurs late Tuesday evening.

"He's doing well," Street said. "He's going to pull through."

Will Tuesday's shooting likely gives his fans more to believe in?

That remains to be seen.

But for now, police are looking for a black man, about 22 years old, with a tattoo of a dollar sign on his left cheek, and tattoos between eyebrows of two circles, three squares and two more circles, wearing a white tank-top, blue jeans and red underwear.

The investigation is ongoing.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: banglist; gangsta; hiphop; rap; rapper; rappers; thugculture
police are looking for a black man, about 22 years old, with a tattoo of a dollar sign on his left cheek, and tattoos between eyebrows of two circles, three squares and two more circles, wearing a white tank-top, blue jeans and red underwear.

And likely sporting a newly-acquired gold "Fozzie Bear" chain.


1 posted on 02/12/2010 9:43:31 AM PST by Drew68
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To: Drew68

“the 23-year-old rapper was recovering after being shot earlier in the day during an apparent robbery.”

I’m shock and horrified. May have to leave work early.


2 posted on 02/12/2010 9:45:34 AM PST by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: Drew68

Life imitates art.


3 posted on 02/12/2010 9:46:19 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: Drew68
His most recent mix tape is called "Salute Me or Shoot Me, Vol. 2,"

They obviously didn't salute him.

4 posted on 02/12/2010 9:47:17 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Drew68

“His most recent mix tape is called “Salute Me or Shoot Me, Vol. 2,”

Do these jokes just write themselves?


5 posted on 02/12/2010 9:47:40 AM PST by Made In The USA (Home Depot should begin stocking up on pitchforks and torches.)
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To: dfwgator

Do not let this destroy your faith in the Hip Hop Community.


6 posted on 02/12/2010 9:48:19 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Drew68

Terrible shame. He looks like a nice, young gentleman.


7 posted on 02/12/2010 9:48:34 AM PST by drew
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To: Temple Owl
But for now, police are looking for a black man, about 22 years old, with a tattoo of a dollar sign on his left cheek, and tattoos between eyebrows of two circles, three squares and two more circles, wearing a white tank-top, blue jeans and red underwear.

Think they'll find him?

8 posted on 02/12/2010 9:49:05 AM PST by Tribune7 (Only stupid, racists people support Obama.)
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To: Drew68
His most recent mix tape is called "Salute Me or Shoot Me"

LOL - wish granted!


9 posted on 02/12/2010 9:49:33 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (The liberals are asking us to give Obama more time. Is 25 to life enough?)
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To: Drew68
But for now, police are looking for a black man, about 22 years old, with a tattoo of a dollar sign on his left cheek, and tattoos between eyebrows of two circles, three squares and two more circles, wearing a white tank-top, blue jeans and red underwear.

He just described half of the "ATL."

10 posted on 02/12/2010 9:49:44 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Drew68

He can’t be that bad. I don’t see Bert with him.


11 posted on 02/12/2010 9:52:07 AM PST by Tribune7 (Only stupid, racists people support Obama.)
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To: drew

lol


12 posted on 02/12/2010 9:52:11 AM PST by Currentriverrat (Stop cap and trade fraud.)
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To: dfwgator

Hilarious they know he has red underwear because his pants were probably falling off. These idiots have watched Scarface one too many times.


13 posted on 02/12/2010 9:52:18 AM PST by Frantzie (TV - sending Americans towards Islamic serfdom - Cancel TV service NOW)
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To: Tribune7

They listed his race?


14 posted on 02/12/2010 9:53:07 AM PST by null and void (We are now in day 386 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: massgopguy; stylecouncilor

I’ll try not to get jaded.


15 posted on 02/12/2010 9:54:32 AM PST by windcliff
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To: SharpRightTurn

“...police are looking for a black man, about 22 years old, with a tattoo of a dollar sign on his left cheek, and tattoos between eyebrows of two circles, three squares and two more circles, wearing a white tank-top, blue jeans and red underwear.”

Now, normally one would ask, “How would they know what color underwear the man wore?”


16 posted on 02/12/2010 9:54:59 AM PST by Made In The USA (Home Depot should begin stocking up on pitchforks and torches.)
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To: massgopguy

C-Murder Breaks Silence On Serving Life In Prison, “I Hate It”

http://www.sohh.com/2010/02/c-murder_breaks_silence_on_serving_life.html


17 posted on 02/12/2010 9:55:10 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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To: Tribune7

Willy Wonka got shot? Oh, nevermind...


18 posted on 02/12/2010 9:56:25 AM PST by Made In The USA (Home Depot should begin stocking up on pitchforks and torches.)
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To: Drew68
Waka Waka.

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19 posted on 02/12/2010 9:56:29 AM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: Made In The USA

Toke that joint
Pass that bong
“Salute Me or Shoot Me”
Is Obama’s favorite song!

mmmmm mmmmm mmmmm


20 posted on 02/12/2010 9:58:55 AM PST by outhousepatrol
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To: Made In The USA

“...police are looking for a black man, about 22 years old, with a tattoo of a dollar sign on his left cheek, and tattoos between eyebrows of two circles, three squares and two more circles, wearing a white tank-top, blue jeans and red underwear.”

“Now, normally one would ask, ‘How would they know what color underwear the man wore?’

Right. If it weren’t for the underwear, they’d never find the perp.; he’d just blend in with all the other yute out there with a tattoo of a dollar sign on his left cheek, and tattoos between eyebrows of two circles, three squares and two more circles, wearing a white tank-top, and blue jeans.


21 posted on 02/12/2010 9:59:24 AM PST by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: cripplecreek
Waka Waka.


22 posted on 02/12/2010 10:06:24 AM PST by Dumpster Baby (Truth is called hate by those who hate the truth.)
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To: Drew68

Some will see this as karma, others will see it as proof that God does have a sense of humor. Either way, they are right.


23 posted on 02/12/2010 10:07:50 AM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: massgopguy

Like I had any to begin with.


24 posted on 02/12/2010 10:08:35 AM PST by Califreak (Silence is golden. Duct tape is silver.)
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To: Dumpster Baby

Cracka PLEASE.


25 posted on 02/12/2010 10:09:01 AM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: cripplecreek

Playa hata.


26 posted on 02/12/2010 10:10:28 AM PST by Califreak (Silence is golden. Duct tape is silver.)
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To: Drew68

Maybe he shoulda went with Gospel.


27 posted on 02/12/2010 10:11:12 AM PST by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: cripplecreek

Hitler is gonna be pissed!


28 posted on 02/12/2010 10:11:16 AM PST by Rebelbase
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To: Rebelbase
Hitler is gonna be pissed!

Yeah, well life kinda sucks that way. LOL
29 posted on 02/12/2010 10:12:14 AM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: SharpRightTurn

“police are looking for a black man, about 22 years old, with a tattoo of a dollar sign on his left cheek, and tattoos between eyebrows of two circles, three squares and two more circles, wearing a white tank-top, blue jeans and red underwear”

He can run but he can’t hide.


30 posted on 02/12/2010 10:14:00 AM PST by Rebelbase
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To: Made In The USA
Now, normally one would ask, “How would they know what color underwear the man wore?”

Maybe he mooned the rapper.

31 posted on 02/12/2010 10:15:42 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: Drew68

What is Kermit the Frog doing there?


32 posted on 02/12/2010 10:17:28 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: Rebelbase
"He can run but he can’t hide."

Well, if his pants were down far enough to see his underwear, he might not be able to run either ...

33 posted on 02/12/2010 10:23:29 AM PST by BlueLancer (I'm getting a fine tootsy-frootsying right here...)
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To: Drew68

Ten years ago, this would have guaranteed that his next album went platinum.


34 posted on 02/12/2010 10:47:44 AM PST by MrRobertPlant2009
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To: Drew68
"...Malphurs is linked to hip hop star Gucci Mane's So Icy Entertainment, according to allhiphop.com..."

Oh, so that's where I know him from. It all makes sense now.

Actually, it makes zero sense that that sentence was even considered newsworthy enough to include in the story. What passes for journalism these days is acually infotainment cr@p!

35 posted on 02/12/2010 10:59:05 AM PST by I Buried My Guns
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To: Made In The USA
Do these jokes just write themselves?

On the surface, it's pretty funny. That's why I posted it.

Underneath, the details tell a much sadder story. Getting robbed at gunpoint of your gold Fozzie Bear necklace at 1:30 in the afternoon by a guy with dollar bill signs tattooed on his face is a pretty good indication that the age of American greatness is behind us.

36 posted on 02/12/2010 11:01:17 AM PST by Drew68
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To: HiTech RedNeck
"..What is Kermit the Frog doing there?..."

It's obviously some kind of clever Illuminati or Freemason symbolism. Apparently, we are not included in this fine young man's inner circle of wise elders at the local lodge.

The symbolism of Kermit's sawed-off shotgun clearly denotes Mr. JabberWocky as occupying the 33rd level of shiftlessness.

37 posted on 02/12/2010 11:05:42 AM PST by I Buried My Guns
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To: Drew68
"... Getting robbed at gunpoint of your gold Fozzie Bear necklace at 1:30 in the afternoon by a guy with dollar bill signs tattooed on his face is a pretty good indication that the age of American greatness is behind us...."

Oh, au contraire, mon frere! Upon perusing his album cover, above, it becomes obvious that in this brave new world, the 2nd amendment extends even to frogs!

All hail this glorious day that amphibians are no longer suffer under the boot heel of oppression!

38 posted on 02/12/2010 11:09:20 AM PST by I Buried My Guns
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To: dfwgator
They obviously didn't salute him.

You miss the point: he obviously did earn a one-gun salute....

39 posted on 02/12/2010 11:11:10 AM PST by r9etb
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To: HiTech RedNeck
What is Kermit the Frog doing there?

Keepin' it real.

40 posted on 02/12/2010 11:51:06 AM PST by Drew68
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To: Drew68

Thankfully, this upstanding role-model was spared from an early grave.


41 posted on 02/12/2010 12:42:04 PM PST by DesertConservative
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To: Drew68

Gucci Mane

“Everybody, everybody know me”


42 posted on 02/12/2010 12:44:40 PM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: massgopguy

LOL!


43 posted on 02/12/2010 12:46:15 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: massgopguy
Round up the usual classical music lovers.

Note to Winter Olympic Committee: Consider rappers as Biathlon Targets. Ditch the single-shot .22s. Suggest BARs. Name of event:

"Thwack-A-Rapper."

44 posted on 02/12/2010 1:30:45 PM PST by Kenny Bunk (Go-Go Donofrio. get us that Writ of Quo Warranto!)
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To: Tribune7

Naw. They left out his height. weight and missing teeth.


45 posted on 02/12/2010 3:14:16 PM PST by Temple Owl (Excelsior! Onward and upward.)
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To: Drew68
His most recent mix tape is called "Salute Me or Shoot Me, Vol. 2,"

Guess his proposal was accepted.

46 posted on 02/12/2010 5:01:23 PM PST by RansomOttawa (tm)
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To: massgopguy

Im looking forward to the resumption of the east coast west coast rap wars.


47 posted on 02/12/2010 5:11:57 PM PST by Armedanddangerous (Montani Semper Liberi)
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To: Drew68
In other rapper news, we have this to report.

Rapper's sentence, a mother's pain (43 years to life)

48 posted on 02/12/2010 5:46:14 PM PST by csvset
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To: csvset
Rapper's sentence, a mother's pain (43 years to life)

Somebody over at the SF Gate comments section posted, "Just Google the words aspiring rapper, and have a look at the carnage that follows."

That's no joke.

49 posted on 02/12/2010 6:06:56 PM PST by Drew68
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