Musically, Rich Homie Quan is having a big week with the release of Rich Gang's mixtape, but unfortunately, the rapper is dealing with some sad news at home. His father and manager was shot multiple times during a robbery attempt in Atlanta on Monday and is reportedly in critical condition.
According to TMZ, Quan's father, Corey Lamar, was working in the barbershop he owns yesterday morning, when an armed suspect attempted to rob it. Lamar was reportedly shot four times, and he was rushed to a nearby hospital to undergo surgery. He's currently listed in critical condition, and the rapper, born Dequantes Lamar, has been at his father's side.
Local police in Atlanta are currently investigating the shooting. One local witness told WSB-TV 2 that he chased the gunman, but saw him escape in a car. “I heard about three gunshots, and so I saw the guy come out,” Van White said. “He got in a black car, and that's all I know from there."
This is reportedly the second time that the shop has been attacked in the past month.
Rich Homie Quan's publicist has confirmed to MTV News that the rapper's father is currently hospitalized in critical condition. G. “Fly” Henry, the CEO of Rich Homie's label Think It's a Game Entertainment, issued the following statement to XXL.
"Unfortunately RHQ’s father Corey Lamar was shot due to an attempted robbery in his barbershop yesterday. We don’t know how the news traveled so fast. Was this gang/beef related? Not that we know of. Quan’s Dad is doing better now and in the healing process. We’re just asking all of his fans to support and honor the privacy of Rich Homie Quan and his family as they push through. We at TIG Records wish him well and a speedy recovery. It’s really times like these that we stand even stronger by our code at T.I.G. and that’s to Trust In God."