Two weeks ago, Kafani made headlines after rumors began circulating about him being gay. Days later, Kafani was drawn back into headlines when the beef between the Bay Area artists began. Philthy Rich dissed Messy Marv and DB Tha General last week and Kafani was brought into the beef.
Soon, Kafani was dissed by Philthy Rich on his “Swear to God” track with Kurt Diggler. On this song, Messy Marv and DB Tha General were also dissed. Philthy Rich and DB Tha General both spoke to Siccness about the beef. All the others have kept the media out of it and have continued dropping tracks.
Kafani dropped “Philthy You A Verse Lick” late last week and now he is back in the headlines after being shot. Shot on Saturday, Kafani was found in critical condition after being shot in the area of Seminary Avenue and Foothill Boulevard at about 11:35 pm. He was transported to the hospital and no suspects have been named.
Friends of rapper Kafani (@Kifani) are currently reporting that the rapper has been shot.
“A person is in critical condition after being shot in Oakland late Saturday night, police said. Officers responded to a report of a shooting in the area of Seminary Avenue and Foothill Boulevard at about 11:35 p.m., Officer J. Moore said.
When cops arrived, they found a person suffering from at least one gunshot wound, Moore said. The victim was transported to a hospital and is in critical condition, according to Moore. No suspect information was immediately available and no arrests have been made, he said.”
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OAKLAND — A rapper shot several times in East Oakland Saturday night by someone who told him to stop filming a video remained in critical condition Monday.
Police confirmed that Amir Rashad, 33, who performs under the name Kafani, was the man shot at about 11:36 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of Seminary Avenue and Foothill Boulevard.
Police said Rashad was part of a group filming a rap video when a man approached and told them they shouldn’t be filming there. As they were in the process of leaving the man shot Rashad numerous times, authorities said.
Rashad’s friends drove him to a hospital, where he underwent surgery.
Rashad is based in Oakland, and is the founder of the group Babyface Assassins, according to his official website. In November 2011, police said Rashad was at the scene of a West Oakland shooting in which eight people were shot, including 23-month-old Hiram Lawrence Jr., who later died. A van belonging to the rapper was riddled with gunshots, police said at the time.
The day of that shooting, the toddler’s father, producer Hiram Lawrence Jr., was shooting a music video with two fellow rappers that disrespected a gang from the Acorn public housing project, according to court testimony in April. The testimony was given in a preliminary hearing for Fredrick Coleman, who is one of three people accused of firing at least 40 bullets into the group of people on Nov. 28, 2011.