CyHi The Prynce says his car flipped as shooters tried to gun him down on Atlanta highway: 'Stop the violence'

The rapper shared pictures of his wrecked car and said that the people continued to shoot at the car even after it flipped, hit a pole and crashed into a tree

                            CyHi The Prynce says his car flipped as shooters tried to gun him down on Atlanta highway: 'Stop the violence'
Rapper CyHi the Prynce just survived a murder attempt (Getty Images)

While Valentine's Day was a day to celebrate love for many celebrities on social media, it was a rather frightening February 14 for one particular Atlanta rapper. 'Don't Know Why' rapper CyHi The Prynce took to social media on Valentine's Day to share a frightening story. The life-threatening event occurred a "couple nights" ago. CyHi revealed that some goons attempted to murder him, but he escaped. According to a lengthy letter to his fans, CyHi claims he doesn't know who the attackers were but is seeking some sort of peaceful resolution.

In his post on Instagram, CyHi shared pictures of his wrecked car that he was driving at the time of the incident. "Today is a day about love, but in my city (the city of Atlanta) there’s no love here anymore," he began his letter. "A couple nights ago there was an attempt on my life... somebody tried to gun me down on the highway." He says the shooters were adamant to kill him and he tried everything he could to lose them. "They where shooting at me while I was driving and even after my car flipped, hit a pole and crashed into a tree, they came back and shot the car up some more." 


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He explained that he doesn't know why they would try to shoot him because he hasn't been active in street life "in over a decade". He noted that it could be a case of mistaken identity. "I just want to know why and if there is anything I can do to fix the issue. I was born and raised in Atlanta, GA, and I have tremendous love for my city... but it’s chaotic out here," he said. "I’m trying my best to keep a level head, but when you dont know who is after you its hard to wrap your mind around it and not be paranoid. By the grace of god and my lord and savior jesus christ I am still here."

CyHi continued, "I just want to let the people know who were trying to kill me that i am not a bad person. I don’t want revenge, I just want understanding and closure. So everyone  that’s in Atlanta right now, please protect yourself, stay out the way and be careful, because it could all be over in a split second. I understand there’s a lot of beef going on in my city between different crews, that is fueled by the music...but it is time that we all have a sit down and have a peace meeting."

"It’s time to stop the violence in Atlanta. I don’t have all the answers and I definitely don’t have the power to make it stop, but i do feel like somebody gotta step up and say something," the rapper expressed. "So much love to every artist, label, hustler, and crew in my city pleaseee lets resolve our problems man. We don’t have to kill each other man." Read the full letter below.


Fan reactions

Many fans were quick to lend and support to the rapper and they also felt that the shooters had the wrong car. "Thank God you good bro," said a fan on Instagram while another wrote, "Glad yu good my dawg. Chill out for a sec n get ya head right. Dis shit crazy." One fan said, "King... thankful for God’s grace and covering over your life. Thankful for your words. Tomorrow is a better day, and the city will heal for sure." 

"God bless you bro....I’m about to leave this Mofo bro ain’t no love out here.....this letter alone showed me that it’s a root over this city ..shits crazy Fam...God bless u king and remain sure it was a wrong car type of move smh glad u ok," shared a fan.

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