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Kafani — whose real name is Amir Ashad — is listed in critical condition after being shot fives times, just after 11:30 Saturday night.
“The shots hit him in the spine and the chest and it is a miracle that he is still holding on. The doctors have pumped as much blood into him as possible and have performed many surgeries to keep him alive.”
Recent reports reveal doctors “expect” the 33-year-old Oakland rapper “to pull through” … but “are not sure if he will have full mobility because of the spinal injuries.”
This news comes after gunshots riddled the intersection of East Oakland’s Seminary Avenue and Foothill Boulevard area — where sources say Kafani was shooting a rap video. That’s when investigators say “a man approached and told them they shouldn’t be filming there. As they were in the process of leaving the man shot Rashad numerous times.”
“Kafani was filming a video to his diss track towards Philthy Rich in his hood and was asked by an unnamed suspect to stop. As they were packing up, the unnamed suspect opened fire on Kafani and he was rushed to the hospital by his friends.”
Just days before the shooting, Philthy Rich released diss track “I Swear To God” … aimed at Kafani and a pair of the Oakland native’s partners in rhyme — addressing “all you fake azz rapper niccas” — before spilling the beef over to social media.
Here’s a snippet of lyrics from Philthy Rich’s diss track:
“DB Tha General is a bitch, Kafani is Gay, and Messy Marv is a snitch – Seminary where I’m from … like I swear to God A nicca run up on the kid … like I swear to God Couple thousand to the lawyer tell them take the trial — and if they find my nicca guilty we gon take him out … I got the hammer on me right now … I swear to God”
Sadly, this isn’t the first time Kafani has stared in the face of death. Back in November 2011, the rapper found himself in the middle of a shooting massacre — leaving eight people injured and a toddler dead — during another Oakland video shoot.
Here’s what 24-Hour Hip Hop reports:
“The day of that shooting, the toddler’s father, producer Hiram Lawrence Jr., was shooting a music video with two fellow rappers that disrespected a gang from the Acorn public housing project, according to court testimony in April. The testimony was given in a preliminary hearing for Fredrick Coleman, who is one of three people accused of firing at least 40 bullets into the group of people on Nov. 28, 2011.”
At this time there’s no word on any arrests made over Kafani’s senseless shooting.