The MVP of the MPC, born Abraham Orellana, is recovering from his injuries.
Billboard has confirmed that Orellana was shot during a robbery attempt in his home state of Rhode Island, sharing this statement from the DJ/producer’s camp.
“Rumors have begun to circulate and first and foremost, we want to let everyone know that AraabMUZIK is currently alive and well. He was out in his neighborhood last night with friends and unfortunately the victim of being in the wrong place at the wrong time,” says the statement. “He is recovering now and police are investigating the crime. We appreciate all the concern and fan support and Araab is looking forward to a speedy recovery and returning to the stage as soon as he can.”
Rapper and collaborator Avatar Darko commented on the situation via Twitter: “Prey [sic] for my bro Araab! He just got shot but he’ll be alright! He’s strong! My lil brodi too trill! They tried to rob him and he ain’t come up off his shit so they tried get him outta there! He meant to be here! Foh!”
Orellana’s manager, DukeDaGod, posted the above photo on his Instagram: “Everyone wish my brother @araabmuzik a healthy & pleasant recovery!!!! #Mvpofthempc #Soblessed”.
Update: AraabMUZIK has sent SPIN a brief statement: “I want to thank my Family, Friends, especially my Fans for the blessings n prayers for my speedy recovery.” You can watch AraabMUZIK go H.A.M. on his MPC for FACT TV below.