CyHi The Prynce, 36, whose real name is Cydel Charles Young, is lucky to be alive. The Chicago rapper has alleged that he was the target of an assassination attempt that caused him to flip his car.
According to reports, a group of armed men tried to assassinate the Hip-Hop lyricist. CyHi, who is best known for being Kanye West’s main ghostwriter, was driving on a highway in Atlanta when someone shot at him.
He was reportedly chased off the freeway by a red Maserati amid gunfire and managed to escape his vehicle after flipping the car and crashing into a tree, according to TMZ. He ‘fled on foot into the woods to get away from the shooter’ and said the gunman returned to his SUV and ‘shot up his vehicle some more’ before law enforcement officials arrive on scene. Once Atlanta PD arrived at 11:41 p.m., CyHi ‘walked back to his vehicle.’ It’s not known if he was left with any injuries.
CyHi, who is signed to Ye‘s G.O.O.D. Music label, said that he has no idea why he was targeted.
At this point I don’t know if it was a mistaken identity, a robbery, or associated with something that I did when I was younger but I haven’t been in the streets in over a decade. I just want to know why and if there is anything I can do to fix the issue.CyHi The Prynce
The 36-year-old rapper continued,
I was born and raised in Atlanta, GA, and I have tremendous love for my city … but it’s chaotic out here. 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. 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.CyHi The Prynce
Prynce’s alleged incident comes months after Chicago rapper King Von was killed outside an Atlanta hookah bar.