Pretty Ricky rapper Baby Blue in critical condition after being shot during attempted robbery
Rapper Baby Blue of the hip-hop group Pretty Ricky is in critical condition after being shot during an attempted robbery in Davie, Florida.
The incident happened Monday night around midnight in the parking lot of SpareZ Bowling Alley, according to law enforcement who spoke to TMZ.
Things got violent when two armed male suspects approached Blue, 36, and another victim, trying to steal a gold chain.
While the men struggled over the chain, the Miami-based artist was shot near his left shoulder, says the police.
Critical condition: Rapper Baby Blue of Pretty Ricky was shot in Davie, Florida on Monday night after an attempted robbery
The suspects fled the scene before police arrived. It was unclear if they had the chain when they got away.
Blue, full name Ala Diamond Blue Smith, was rushed to a local hospital where he is currently in critical condition.
Police said one suspect wore a black hoodie and a face covering while the other donned a grey hoodie.
The police urge anyone with information to contact Davie PD.
Blue, who is one fourth of mid-2000s Grind With Me hitmakers Pretty Ricky, was in the area to celebrate the release of his track Jerry Rice.
Heavy metal: The Miami-based artist was shot near his left shoulder after a struggle over a gold chain
Group: Blue is one-fourth of the group behind the 2005 hit Grind With Me
In recent years he appeared on the VH1 reality show Love & Hip Hop: Miami as a supporting cast member with his bandmates Pleasure P, Spectacular and Slick ‘Em.
The rapper is dealing with his own legal woes after being arrested last year for his alleged involvement in a $24million scheme to fraudulently obtain COVID-19 relief.
According to authorities, Blue purchased a Ferrari after falsifying documents to get a Paycheck Protection Program loan worth close to $427,000.
The loans were intended for small businesses struggling to stay afloat during the pandemic.
Reality: In recent years he appeared on the VH1 reality show Love & Hip Hop: Miami as a supporting cast member with his bandmates Pleasure P, Spectacular and Slick ‘Em