CyHi The Prynce went on Instagram Sunday evening (Feb. 14), to detail a near death experience as he got into an accident, and nearly lost his life as someone allegedly fired shots towards him in his hometown of Atlanta, Georgia.
The rapper recalls the tragic experience in detail with a photo of his car after the accident, in which he recalls hitting a tree, a pole, and rolled over as gunshots rang through the car.
See his comments below:
“Today is a day about love, but in my city (the city of Atlanta) there’s no love here anymore, he wrote. “A couple nights ago there was an attempt on my life… somebody tried to gun me down on the highway. I tried everything I could do to lose them, but they were adament about taking me off this earth.”
He later continued sharing details of the incident.
“They where shooting at me while I was driving and even after my car flipped, hit a pole and crashed into a tree, they came back and shot the car up some more. At this point I don’t know if it was a mistaken identity, a robbery, or associated with something that I did when I was younger but I haven’t been in the streets in over a decade. I just want to know why and if there is anything I can do to fix the issue. I was born and raised in Atlanta, GA, and I have tremendous love for my city … but it’s chaotic out here. I’m trying my best to keep a level head, but when you dont know who is after you its hard to wrap your mind around it and not be paranoid. By the grace of god and my lord and savior jesus christ I am still here. I just want to let the people know who were trying to kill me that i am not a bad person. I don’t want revenge, I just want understanding and closure. So everyone that’s in Atlanta right now, please protect yourself, stay out the way and be careful, because it could all be over in a split second. I understand there’s a lot of beef going on in my city between different crews, that is fueled by the music…but it is time that we all have a sit down and have a peace meeting.”
He then ended with a plea, in hopes of bringing peace to the city.
“There are to many lives being lost over music. I know I’m not the king of my city or nothing, but the real leaders (i won’t say no names, but you guys know who you are) you all are extremely blessed to have the the careers that you have and be able to feed your family and loved ones. It’s time to stop the violence in Atlanta. I don’t have all the answers and I definitely don’t have the power to make it stop, but i do feel like somebody gotta step up and say something. So much love to every artist, label, hustler, and crew in my city pleaseee lets resolve our problems man. We don’t have to kill each other man. SMH thanks again, Atlanta. I wrote this letter to y’all with tears in my eyes.”
His comments saw reactions from Ebro, Meek Mill, Big Sean, Joell Ortiz, Jermaine Dupri, Swizz Beatz, and many more around the hip hop community.
See photos and his full comments below.
Hip-hop nearly woke up to another tragedy this morning, as CyHi The Prynce nearly lost his life in a shooting on Sunday, February 14th. While details surrounding the incident are as-of-yet scarce, CyHi took to Instagram to detail his perspective in a lengthy reflection.