AceShowbiz - Nicki Minaj surely gets the best of luck. The fact that the "Barbie Dreams" raptress didn't show up early on the filming set for Tekashi69 (a.k.a 6ix9ine)'s music video alongside Kanye West might save her life during the drive-by shooting near the Los Angeles set. She could have been injured as her dressing room was one of the targets.
TMZ reported that one bullet hit the window of the master bedroom on Thursday night, November 8. The biggest one in the Beverly Hills mansion, the room was supposed to the room where the "Chun-Li" hitmaker and her team chilled during the filming.
A source told the outlet that the room was initially intended for 6ix9ine. However, he decided to let the room for Nicki instead. Should the shooter had some sort of inside information from the set, it seemed like they were trying to target the "FEFE" rapper. Thankfully, Nicki hadn't arrived yet at the time the gunfire was opened.
Kanye, meanwhile, was reportedly on the set during the shooting. He left immediately after shots rang out. The "Gold Digger" rapper took to Twitter to assure fans that he's OK following the life-threatening event. He also confirmed that he and his family are safe amid the wildfire in Southern California.
"Thank you for everyone's prayers. Our family is safe and close."
Thank you for everyone’s prayers. Our family is safe and close— ye (@kanyewest) November 9, 2018
According to sources, the incident was thought to be a "drive-by shooting." After neighbours called in to report "shots fired," police cars, fire engines and ambulances all reported to the scene, while a helicopter was called in for support.
Law enforcement officials reportedly walked around the property where the rappers were filming to see if any shots "made impact" with the place, and a security guard at the shoot allegedly told officers the gunfire could be heard inside the house during production.
Officers later found at least five shell casings near the property and are continuing to investigate the area, while it's thought security cameras on the house may have caught footage of the incident.