Following a tragic incident that resulted in one fatality and another person sustaining serious injuries, Sexyy Red took to her Instagram to clarify any misconceptions linking the shooting to her music video shoot.
Late in the evening on Thursday, September 14th, an unfortunate incident unfolded near the Oakland Park Flea Market Mall in Florida. While the rapper known for “Pound Town” and Sukihana were occupied with filming in the vicinity, a shooting incident occurred across the street at a local gas station.
Initial reports from WPLG Local 10 disclosed that the incident transpired around 8 p.m., casting a dark cloud over the nearby video production. Local authorities who arrived at the scene discovered two gunshot victims, one of whom had tragically lost their life, while the other was promptly transported to a nearby medical facility.
On the morning of September 15th, Sexyy Red took to her Instagram Story to set the record straight and express her heartfelt condolences to the affected families.
“I send my condolences to the family of the man who lost his life and prayers up for the person who was wounded. But I gotta address the rumors that it happened at my video shoot [because that] s**t is not true at all. To be clear, it happened at a gas station across the street from my video set. Florida Highway Patrol and Broward County Sheriff confirmed that the shooting wasn’t on my set,” she wrote.
Sexyy Red continued:
“[I’m] secure, and thanks to my production team getting all the paperwork right and working with the Broward Sheriff’s Office to hire off-duties to make sure everyone was safe. We finished the shoot at a different location, and everyone from our set went home safely. Period.”
In her final statement, she emphasized:
“I’m just trying to work hard, make good music, connect with my fans. Please don’t try to twist narratives and put this on a b**ch,” the final Story read.
As of now, Sexyy Red’s track “SkeeYee” has climbed to the top spot on the inaugural TikTok Billboard Top 50 chart, following its appearance at No. 67 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was featured on her Hood Hottest Princess project earlier this year.