..was shot during an apparent robbery at a Carwash in Atlanta, Georgia.
According to reports:
Rising rapper WAKA FLOCKA FLAME is recovering in hospital after he was shot during an apparent robbery on Tuesday (19Jan10).
The hip-hop newcomer - who has recorded with Lil Wayne, Gucci Mane and Rick Ross - was at the Bubble Bath Carwash in Atlanta, Georgia, when he was approached by an armed man who demanded he hand over his jewellery.
Flame, real name Juaquin Malphurs, is said to have been shot in the arm during the incident. Fulton County police spokesman Sergeant Scott MCBride explains, "A scuffle broke out, then shots were fired."
Malphurs was rushed to receive emergency medical treatment, while the suspect is believed to have fled the scene.
DJ Greg Street, who spoke with Malphurs on Tuesday evening, says, "He's doing well. He's going to pull through."