A member of the Grammy-nominated hip-hop group Nappy Roots was kidnapped at gunpoint outside his Atlanta brewery on Wednesday (August 17).
Melvin Adams, known by his stage name Fish Scales, left Atlantucky Brewery, which he owns with the rest of Nappy Roots, when he was approached by two male suspects, according to police.
The robbers allegedly forced Adams into his white Mercedes-Benz SUV at gunpoint and ordered him to drive them to Hapeville.
As the rapper tried to flee, one of his captors shot him in the leg, police said.
The suspects then fled the scene of the crime. Police say they got away with about $30.
Adams sought help at a nearby home and residents called police, multiple reports said. He was immediately taken to a hospital where his condition is stable.
The police have not yet released any details about possible suspects.
So said Nappy Roots member Skinny DeVille FOX5 on Thursday (August 18) that Adams was “in a good mood”.
“Scale is my best friend and my brother and my business partner,” he said. “I said yesterday [that] If anything happened to him I would be devastated.
“I am so grateful to the Atlanta community and all the support we have received since the incident and hope for a speedy recovery and can’t wait to see you all in Atlantucky or on tour. stay diaper!”
DeVille added: “We would appreciate the public granting us some privacy over the next week while we reassess the situation as this is an ongoing investigation.
“I assure you that we will share the results as the police department allows. For now we are happy that Scales is safe and recovering.”
Corresponding WBSTVAtlantucky Brewery officials said the team will increase security to ensure the safety of customers and employees.
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