Gun violence continues to plague the rap community. This time, Quality Control rapper Bankroll Freddie was reportedly shot in the face. According to multiple reports, Freddie was the victim of a gunshot wound to the chin and taken to the hospital in stable condition earlier this week.
Details surrounding the incident are scarce, but Bankroll Freddie assured his fans he was on the road to recovery with an Instagram post. On Monday (May 24), Freddie posted a photo of himself to his Instagram Stories showing off a graphic bullet hole wound just under his chin. He wrote at the top, “IM GOOD” alongside a series of emojis.
In April, Bankroll Freddie released his new album Big Bank featuring appearances from EST Gee, 2 Chainz, Gucci Mane and Young Dolph, among others. The 14-track project included the single “Pop It,” which went on to become a viral hit thanks to a little assistance from Megan Thee Stallion.
Big Bank served as Bankroll Freddie’s follow-up to his 2020 debut album, From Trap to Rap boasting features from Lil Baby, Young Dolph, Lil Yachty, Tay Keith, Moneybagg Yo and more. Then last May, he released “Quarantine Flow” that put his lyrical dexterity on display.
Freddie’s shooting is the latest in a long list of gun-related incidences. Since King Von’s November 2020 murder, the rap community has witnessed the subsequent shooting deaths of Dallas rapper Mo3, Sacramento rapper Hot Boy Ju, San Diego rapper OG YD and, more recently, Columbus, Ohio rapper Boog The Bandit and Bay Area rapper Mike Darole.