Southern rapper Webbie has come forward to kill reports suggesting he may be connected to a fatal Alabama nightclub shooting from over the weekend.
Webbie took to his Twitter page to ease his 162,000-plus followers’ concerns last night (January 23).
“the internet strikes again with them dumb a** articles about me…,” he tweeted Monday evening.
“thanks for the FREE publicity though”
“and kill them rumors about me and Boosie beefing.. yall know d*mn well that sh*t aint true. FREE BOOSIE” (Webbie’s Twitter)
Webbie’s manager also defended the rapper and denied any murder connections.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, cops rushed to Webbie’s show at Primetime nightclub in Dothan around 3am Sunday — responding to a call of shots fired. When they arrived, they discovered a man lying face down on the pavement outside the club with a gunshot wound to the chest. He died later at the hospital. Webbie — real name Webster Gradney — was taken in for questioning following the incident, and there were Internet reports he was being investigated for murder. Webbie insists that’s not true. Webbie’s manager tells us, the rapper was questioned simply because the shooting occurred at his concert — and police thought he might have some info about what went down.