Pretty Ricky Baby Blue: After getting shot during an attempted robbery, Pretty Ricky rapper Diamond “Baby Blue” Smith claims he’s on the “path to recovery.
Smith gave an update on his health on social media on Thursday after waking up “out of (a) coma.” After a bullet passed through his lungs and buried in his back, the “Love & Hip-Hop: Miami” alum claimed he had to “learn to breathe & walk again.
Thank you all for your well-wishes and prayers. I’m still in the ICU, but I’m on the mend, “Smith sent out a tweet. “Here at the hospital, I have a fantastic medical team. God has a plan for me.
The incident occurred Monday in the parking lot of a bowling alley, according to a news statement from the Davie Police Department in Florida, involving two victims, one of whom was Smith, Davie Police Department public relations coordinator Sarah Andera confirmed to USA TODAY.
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The two victims were standing outside Spare bowling alley when two unidentified armed males approached them, according to police. The attempted robbery of a gold chain necklace turned physical, and police claim the suspects fired rounds, wounding Smith in the shoulder.
According to authorities, Smith was taken to a local hospital and was in severe condition. Before the cops arrived, the suspects had fled the site.
Prayfor Baby Blue was put on Smith’s Instagram bio on Wednesday.
Smith is a member of the Pretty Ricky hip-hop trio, which also includes his brother Spectacular Smith, Slick ‘Em, and Pleasure P. “Grind With Me,” “Nothing But a Number,” and “On The Hotline” were all hits in 2000s.
Smith starred in Season 1 of VH1’s “Love & Hip-Hop: Miami” as a supporting cast member alongside rappers Trina, Trick Daddy, Gunplay, and Pretty Ricky group member Pleasure P.
After being hospitalized, Baby Blue released the track “Jerry Rice” on Wednesday.
The rapper was detained in October for allegedly conspiring with others in a COVID-19 Paycheck Protection Program relief fraud. According to a news release from the Department of Justice, the rapper was detained for $24 million in wire fraud, bank fraud, and conspiracy to conduct wire fraud.
Authorities claim Smith used the bogus PPP loans to purchase a $96,000 Ferrari and other high-end things.
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