Nappy Roots Fish Scales Shooting: 911 Call Suggests ‘Inside Job’

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Atlanta, GA – Nappy Roots rapper Fish Scales was shot, kidnapped and robbed at the group’s Atlantucky Brewery in Atlanta on August 17, and the 911 call suggests it was an “inside job.”

According to documents obtained by TMZ Hip Hop, Scales and friend Britt Robinson were leaving the brewery around 11 p.m. local time. Robinson was outside for several minutes before Scales went to check on him. Scales told police officers once he was outside, an armed robber pointed a weapon at him and forced him back inside the establishment, demanding cash from the safe.

Robinson called 911 and revealed multiple suspects had already confiscated his gun and house keys before turning their attention to Scales. They knew Scales’ address and forced him into a car to go to the home where they were hoping to find more money. At one point, a second suspect tasered him in the back of the head.

“It’s a little short n-gga though,” Robinson told the dispatcher. “He got on a hoodie, and he talking to somebody. Obviously, it’s an inside job. Somebody who used to work here, somebody who knows what’s going on ’cause he was talking to somebody on the phone when he was robbing me.”

Scales eventually jumped out of the vehicle and tried to escape. One of the suspects wrestled him to the ground and shouted, “I don’t want to hurt you.” However, Scales wound up getting shot in the left calf but still mustered the strength to run away. He soon found the nearest house, banged on the door and told them to call police.

Scales later told officers he’d been dealing with a disgruntled employee roughly a year ago but failed to recall his name. He also said it sounded like one of the suspects was attempting to disguise their voice. Officers are still looking for the suspects.

As for Scales, he’s recovering nicely. In a since-deleted Instagram post, Nappy Roots revealed Fish Scales was in stable condition. It read: “Last night our brother, Scales was a victim of an attempted robbery on the evening of August 17 in Atlanta after closing our brewery, Atlantucky. We are blessed to say that he is stable and in good spirits after suffering a leg injury.

“Luckily, none of our dedicated patrons of Atlantucky were at the scene or harmed during the robbery. We are so thankful our brother is safe and on the road to recovery. We would appreciate some privacy as we are trusting the Atlanta Police Dept in the ongoing investigation. Scales also mentioned he is looking forward to getting back to work both on music and brewery. Love and Keep it Nappy.”