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French Montana

Fan Shot Dead

Next to Rapper's Tour Bus

3/1/2013 6:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

A man was gunned down in Philadelphia Thursday night ... right next to the tour bus of rapper French Montana.

Montana -- who's done songs with Drake, Lil Wayne and Rick Ross -- was in his tour bus after the performance ... when it pulled up to a Holiday Inn Express with a bunch of fans following closely behind. Cops say that's when a car drove by and opened fire on the crowd.

Two men were hit, including a 27-year-old who was pronounced dead a short time later. A 29-year-old was shot in the shoulder, but he should be okay.

Police say it doesn’t look like Montana or any of his people were the targets ... it seems to have been a beef between two groups of warring fans.


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This is weird because it was after his concert in Vegas that the shooting on the strip (the one with the Mazarati crash and Taxi explosion) happened. At least thats what police are saying.Now people are shooting at people near his tour bus? WTF!

600 days ago


Americans are freaks for sure, especially the ones from the caribbean.

600 days ago


So all the spoils of rap gets you a night at the luxurious Holiday Inn?! Maybe next time they won't miss the wannabe tough guy rapper, but who really cares we'll probably never here of this idiot again!

600 days ago

jimmy d    

Maybe they will shooting for the doze bag from Mob Wifes........cant blame them

600 days ago


this isn't news. it's simply the rap/hip hop culture where violence, guns, horrible educations, poor elocution, (have you ever heard chris brown try pronouncing the word, "album"? it's hilarious! he clearly has trouble with the letter "L" so he says, "ow bum"!! poor, poor, stupid idiot!!) and braggadocio reign supreme. rap music is for dummies who, (for reasons that god only knows) think that they're terrific. listening to a rapper/hip hop entertainer (not artist) talk about how great, amazing, wonderful and talented they are is exactly like listening to a crippled man describe how fast he can run. sheer absurdity. blind stupidity.

600 days ago


He ain't rich that's for sure staying at a Holiday Inn Express but at least it was Express.

600 days ago


The savages have taken over and rule the civilized. Thx to the civilized just laying down and letting it happen. Wild West on the streets of the once great USofA.

600 days ago


Another win for the black community. Way to go.

600 days ago


Shootings at concerts suck, concerts are awesome, for fun and entertainment, shooters, fighters, violent people suck at concerts
Remember the jerk who shot Dimebag Darrell, Nathan Gale?
Heavy metal world lost an amazing guitar player and family lost a good friend

600 days ago


Shooting at Penn's landing ... and no ones arrested??? I can't take a piss near there without cops investigating it. Just saying u got a large crowd at the bottom of south st. Shooting n killing each other and no arrests .... weird

600 days ago

Violent Pope    

Keep it real you stupid f•cks.

600 days ago


The news in Philly reported that some of the shots came from the rapper's entourage that was standing outside the bus. The bus is still here, and something like a dozen people were found with semi-automatic weapons, so those guys were all taken in for questioning, and it seems some might be members of the entourage. So the question is why is this guy's entourage so heavily armed and ready to go?

600 days ago

Stephanie Granata    

Stephanie Granata

600 days ago

Just WTF    

is gunfire the new publicity stunt for rappers now?

600 days ago


French Montana is a lying piece of ****!!! The 27 year old that got killed was actually a close friend of mine and he wasn't a fan he was with French and there wasn't beef between the fans either. The bullets were for FRENCH MONTANA!

599 days ago
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