Who is Rob49 aka Baby Soulja Slim? New Orleans rapper shot while filming French Montana video in Miami
MIAMI, FLORIDA: Popular New Orleans rapper Rob49 was shot in Miami while shooting a French Montana video. The rapper, also called 'baby Soulja Slim' is currently in stable condition. Rob49 became a popular musical figure after the release of his song, 'Vulture Island V2' in 2022.
According to a tweet by Say Cheese!, It is stated, "Popular New Orleans rapper Rob49 was shot at his video shoot in Miami. He’s in stable condition. French Montana’s bodyguard is allegedly fighting for his life."
JUST IN: Popular New Orleans rapper Rob49 was shot at his video shoot in Miami. He’s in stable condition. French Montana’s bodyguard is allegedly fighting for his life. 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/hkAoPgX713— SAY CHEESE! 👄🧀 (@SaycheeseDGTL) January 6, 2023
Who is Rob49?
23-year-old Rob49, born Robert Thomas, was born on March 6, 1999. He is based out of New Orleans. The rapper hails from the fourth ward and ninth ward in New Orleans, hence combining the numbers to create his stage name, Rob49. According to Famous Birthdays.com, he is a college dropout of nursing and later started rapping in April 2020. Rob49 also came up with three tapes, '4our the World,' 'Vulture,' and 'Krazy Man.He has collaborated with Say Cheese founder Shawn Domonique Cotton in 2020. The outlet reports that he considers Meek Mill, The Weeknd and Future as his inspiration. The rapper had a broken childhood as his parents were in and out of jail. However in 2005, when Hurricane Katrina tore through the city the whole family fled to Houston.
According to First Avenue, the rapper explained his love for rapping, "I knew I could rap ’cause I used to be listening to Future,” Rob says. “You know how at the end of the song they got a little beat left? I was punishing him!." He also added, “Whatever come out my mouth come out my mouth,” Rob says, “I know it's gonna be true and I know it's gonna be hard.” Further, he explained, “I’m kind of focusing more on the world than where I'm from,” he says. “I want everybody to relate.” The rapper had also stated, “I really don't even like my music mixed, ‘cause I want you to see that this is what we doing right here,” he says. “If you hear my partners in the back smoking weed, talking to girls, that's hard to me! My music reflects who I am.”