Sorry, I have a more pressing question! WHY HASN'T HE CHANGED HIS NAME YET???
Rapper Waka Flocka Flame and three other men were being questioned at police headquarters late Wednesday after a shootout at an east Charlotte car stereo store. Police said Waka Flocka Flame, 24, whose given name is Juaquin Malphurs, was at the Car Stereo Warehouse to have the sound system on his tour bus upgraded. Around 4 p.m., he was talking with fans and having his picture taken outside the store, witnesses said. Two vehicles – an older model white Land Rover and a later model Dodge, possibly a Charger – pulled into the parking lot, said Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Spokesman Rob Tufano. The men in the car exchanged gunfire with people in the rapper’s party, according to police. One person was shot in the shoulder. Police have not identified that person, but said it wasn’t the rapper. The injured man was taken to Carolinas Medical Center for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. No one has been charged. Police said they don’t know what the motive for the shooting was. Tufano said investigators are reviewing video surveillance recordings from outside the store. Celebrity news website TMZ reported that the rapper’s tour bus was shot four times and his security team returned shots. Late Wednesday, the bus was surrounded by yellow crime scene tape. Curious onlookers and people who’d heard the rapper had been involved in a shooting walked by. Traffic was moving slowly along Independence Boulevard near Bojangles’ Coliseum, which is in sight of the stereo store. Al Armstead was at the store when the shooting began, waiting for his car’s windows to be tinted. He was browsing the store’s selection of car stereos with a friend when he heard the gunshots and threw himself to the floor. “Everybody was screaming,” Armstead said. “They’re scared…frantic, bumping into each other. It was crazy. It was chaotic.” He said he didn’t hear any argument before the shooting and he didn’t see who fired the shots, which penetrated the store’s window. When he looked up after the shooting, he could see the rapper looking through the store’s window.