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Popular Detroit rapper Trick Trick was shot in his hometown of Detroit during a show featuring New York rapper Jim Jones this morning (March 16).
Trick Trick is in a Detroit area hospital, where he is recovering from a single gunshot wound sustained during the melee, reports the Detroit Free Press.
Sources close to the rapper have denied to AllHipHop.com that he was wounded by gunfire, but the paper reported police confirmed his identity.
“We did speak to this individual,” Sgt. Eren Stephens Bell told the Detroit Free Press. “His musical performance name is Trick Trick. Im confirming hes a local rapper.”
According to sources, the rapper was in the Esko Lounge in Detroit when a fight broke out around 1:30 am.
Sources told AllHipHop.com that about 10 men rushed the lounge area, where they became involved in an altercation with Jones, of Harlem New York.
Shots were fired during the fracas and Trick Trick, born Christian Mathis, was struck in the thigh while an another unidentified man was hit in the arm.
Trick Trick was taken to Detroit Receiving Hospital, where he is expected to fully recover. No arrests were made as of press time.
However, a source close to Trick Trick has completely denied the story in its entirety.
“Trick Trick was home and in bed when this shooting happened,” a source close to Trick Trick told AllHipHop.com, previously denying the account. “As soon as Jim Jones walked in the club some n***as rushed him, then you saw people scattering because you heard the gunshots.”
A controversial personality, Trick Trick has worked with artists like Dr. Dre, Eminem, Kid Rock and Ice Cube, and had recently come under criticism for his comments towards the gay community.