A rising gay rapper has been shot and wounded in a drive-by shooting near Miami, Florida.
NBC6 in Miami reports that Saucy Santana was one of three people in the car who were caught up in the incident in the early hours of Wednesday morning. It took place on the Interstate 95 entrance ramp at around 4am.
Santana and two male friends were in a Honda sedan. A white Chevy sedan pulled up alongside it and at least six shots were fired, according to police.
All three of the occupants were hit: Santana and another man in the arm, and the third passenger in the hand.
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Santana told NBC6, “I’m lucky and blessed to be alive.”
The three victims had just left The Office Gentlemen’s Club. Santana was in the area scouting for video locations, and said, “Glass started breaking. Everything was such a shock, such a rush, I just remember me hopping up, trying to jump in the backseat.”
Santana, originally from Tallahassee, speculates he could have been targeted because of the “type of artist” he is.
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Florida Highway Patrol told NBC6 they are investigating whether an altercation at the club had led to the shooting. However, Saucy Santana says nothing out of the ordinary had happened at the venue. No arrests have yet been made.
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Saucy Santana recently told Genius that he only started rapping in February. A podcast he worked on needed some intro music, and Santana recorded a rap, which was well-received online.
Debut track “Walk Em Like A Dog” was released in September and Santana began to amass a social media following. The track has had over 3million views on YouTube and Santana has almost half a million followers on Instagram.
A second track, “Material Girl” went online last month.
Queerty has contacted Saucy Santana for further comment.
Sister Bertha Bedderthanyu
I stopped watching at the twenty-five second mark. I came close to giving up when I saw the pit bull but gave it the benefit of the doubt until the camera entered that obvious “house” and knew then there is more to this story than what was printed here. If you lay down….hey, you guys know the rest. The rapper who was killed earlier this year in Puerto Rico too glorified the very thing that took cost him his life as well. I know, I know, the days of people such as Doug E. Fresh, Heavy D and LLCoolJ are ancient history and anger and self inflicted social conditions have become the order of the day in many of todays successful rap artists but their rap styles and concerts didn’t end in nor incite violence and death, did they? Beware of the consequences that come with what you glorify.
Good points, particularly about the earlier generations of rappers and how their music reflected and shaped social conditions and outcomes.
BTW, You often sound like Bob LaBlah. Are you two in conversation? I know Bob still posts, but I sometimes detect distinct resonances and echoes between the two of you in some of your posts.
Yeah, this is why I don’t associate with hood rats or go anywhere near their social venues. Never once been involved in a drive by shooting and I plan to keep it that way.
If you lie down with dogs you get up with fleas. If you congregate with a criminal element, don’t be surprised if you are in “the wrong place at the wrong time” when karma strikes.
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