Nappy Roots released an update on Thursday evening (August 18) on member Fish Scales following a chilling incident in which the multi-platinum Grammy-nominated Southern rap crew member was kidnapped and shot dead in front of the brewery he owns in Atlanta. “Last night our brother, Scales, was the victim of an attempted robbery,” they wrote of Wednesday night’s assault at the band’s Atlanta brewery.
“We are blessed to say he is stable and in good spirits after sustaining a leg injury,” they wrote on Instagram. “Fortunately, none of our dedicated Atlanta customers were on the scene or injured during the flight. We are so grateful that our brother is safe and on the road to recovery. The group has requested the privacy as the Atlanta Police Department continues to investigate the alleged assault.
In a positive note, they added: “Scales also mentioned that he was looking forward to getting back to work on both the music and the brewery.” Kentucky’s “Po’ Folks” also posted a photo of member Skinny DeVille visiting Scales (born Melvin Adams Jr.) in the hospital, where the rapper smiled from his stretcher while tossing a peace sign.
“We want to thank everyone again for the support and prayers for our brother @nappyscales…he wanted everyone to know he’s in good spirits and can’t wait to get back to music and brewing @atlantucky…” they wrote. “THANK YOU AGAIN AND KEEP IT LAYER!!!”
Law enforcement in Atlanta and Hapeville are looking for two suspects accused of robbing an Atlanta Brewery customer from a nearby parking lot, then forcing Fish Scales into his white Mercedes-Benz SUV around 23 hours Wednesday, authorities said.
The robbers then drove Adams to his home in nearby Hapeville, Georgia, where he was able to escape, but not before he was shot in the leg during a fight, authorities said. “Once he had the chance he tried to run away,” captain Christian Hunt told the media. “What we learned was that the suspects grabbed him and they started fighting, and that’s when he was shot.”
According to Hunt, the 45-year-old business owner ran to a neighbor for help. The suspects fled. Adams’ car was found in Hapeville but no arrests were made. According to initial police reports, the suspects fled with approximately $30 and some personal items.
Check out Roots’ post below.