SpotemGottem was shot in the early hours of Friday morning (September 17) in Florida, according to a report from Complex, which talked with the artist’s attorney.
The “Beat Box” rapper is still in the hospital after the gunshot, which happened about 3 a.m. as he was leaving the studio. SpotemGottem’s automobile was reportedly shot at least 22 times on the driver’s side in an apparent road rage incident, according to TMZ.
According to SpotemGottem’s manager Dee Phatboy, the 19-year-old rapper was riding in the passenger seat when another car came up next to them and fired a shower of shots with an automatic weapon.
SpotemGottem had gunshot wounds to both legs, while the driver, a different guy, was hit in the hip. Both guys were sent to a local hospital and are expected to make a complete recovery.
According to SayCheese and RapTV, unconfirmed claims surfaced Friday morning (September 17) saying SpotemGottem was shot five times in Florida and was hospitalized in severe condition.
SpotemGottem, real name Nehemiah Harden, got himself into legal problems last summer when he was detained in his hotel room by US Marshals with an Ak-47 by his side.
As a consequence, he was charged with aggravated assault with a firearm, felon in possession of a handgun, and accessory after the fact to a felony. He promptly posted a bail of $18,500.
SpotemGottem was wanted for interrogation by Dallas police in late August in connection with the suspected murder of Reginald Agnew Jr. on September 30, 2020.
His attorney maintains he is no longer a person of interest in the investigation, despite police believing he may have hinted at being involved in the killing of Agnew Jr. using lyrics from his song “Again.”