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Rapper 2 Chainz robbed in SF's SOMA neighborhood

Monday, June 10, 2013
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2 Chainz arrives at the LA Premiere of the "Fast & Furious 6" at the Gibson Amphitheatre on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 in Universal City, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP) (AP Photo)

Well-known rapper 2 Chainz was robbed at gunpoint in San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood on Sunday afternoon, police said Monday.

The rapper, whose real name is Tauheed Epps, was with members of his entourage in the 800 block of Mission Street when three suspects approached the group at about 4:35 p.m., according to police.

Police said 2 Chainz had his wallet and cellphone taken during the robbery.

One of the suspects also fired a weapon, but no one was hit by the gunfire. The shooter was described as a Hispanic man between 20 and 30 years old with short, cropped hair who was wearing a black sweatshirt and blue jeans, according to police.

The suspects fled in a car described as a gray-colored sedan.

Police have not yet released additional details about the robbery.

The Atlanta-based rapper is signed with Def Jam Records and was in the Bay Area for a concert at the Oracle Arena in Oakland over the weekend.

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