Nappy Roots rapper Fish Scales robbed, kidnapped and shot in leg at his personal brewery


A member of the Southern rap group Nappy Roots was kidnapped, robbed and shot at his brewery in Atlanta Wednesday night time, police mentioned.

Rapper Melvin Adams Jr., higher identified by his alter-ego Fish Scales, was leaving the Nappy Roots-owned Atlantucky Brewery at 11 p.m. when two males approached and robbed him at gunpoint.

The assailants pressured Scales to drive to his Hapeville residence. As soon as in Hapeville, Scales tried to flee and was shot within the leg by one of many kidnappers.

Rapper Fish Scales was shot throughout a kidnapping and theft Wednesday.

The abductors then fled, and Scales went to a neighbor’s home for assist. Police arrived and Scales was taken to the hospital.

Skinny DeVille, who opened the brewery with Scales earlier this yr, advised WXIA of Atlanta {that a} patron was shot exterior the bar.

“I’m actually relieved that my enterprise associate and brother Scales is secure and recovering…that’s what is most essential,” mentioned DeVille. “We’re actually additionally praying for the patron who was shot exterior the institution.”

Atlantucky Brewery from the outside.
Scales was leaving Atlantucky Brewery, which he owns with different members of Nappy Roots, when his assailants approached.
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Fish Scales of the Nappy Roots performs at the Harley-Davidson 110th Anniversary celebration, on Thursday, August 29, 2013
Police are nonetheless investigating the incident that led to the rapper getting shot.
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The group posted a photograph of a posed Scales in a hospital mattress, including that “he’s wanting ahead to getting again to work each on music and brewery.”

The brewery stays closed however ought to reopen Friday, August 19, in response to the Atlanta Eater.

Police are nonetheless investigating the incident.

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