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Rapper Waka Flocka avoids shooting

Waka-Flocka-FlameImage Credit: Angela Weiss/Getty ImagesRapper Waka Flocka Flame dodged gunfire Feb. 16 in Charlotte, North Carolina, MTV reports. Waka (né Juaquin Malphurs), 24, was just outside of his tour bus taking pictures with fans when two cars pulled up and the men inside exchanged gunfire with the his entourage. Waka wasn’t hit, but a member of his crew did take a bullet in the shoulder and his tour bus took several shots.

Police pursued two men in a white Dodge Charger believed to be involved in the shooting, eventually losing the suspects after they abandoned the car of foot. Waka reportedly went to the the police station for questioning and left late Wednesday. No charges have been filed.

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Georgia rapper Waka Flocka Flame jailed on drug, weapons charges: Depressing day for hip-hop fans continues

Waka-Flocka-FlameImage Credit: Jordin Althaus/WireImage.comWaka Flocka Flame is currently incarcerated in Henry County, Georgia, the county sherriff’s office confirms. The rapper, whose major-label debut album was released in October to positive reviews, was arrested yesterday and booked on charges including possession of marijuana (less than one ounce), possession of firearm by a convicted felon, possession of hydrocodone, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, violation of probation for driving on a suspended license, and violating Georgia’s Criminal Street Gang and Terror Prevention Act. The charges stem from a police raid on his home last month.

A preliminary hearing for those charges today set Waka Flocka Flame’s bond at $31,950. His bond has not yet been paid, but even if it is, he must remain behind bars awaiting a probation hearing on Jan. 6 (this Thursday). A rep for Waka’s label declined to comment. READ FULL STORY

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