Prayers are pouring in for CyHi The Prynce after the G.O.O.D. Music signee was the victim of an attempted assassination in Atlanta over the weekend. In an Instagram post shared on Sunday (Feb. 14), CyHi revealed an unknown attacker tried to shoot him while he was driving on the highway.
“Today is a day about love, but in my city (the city of Atlanta) there’s no love here anymore,” he wrote. “A couple nights ago there was an attempt on my life… somebody tried to gun me down on the highway. I tried everything I could do to lose them, but they were adamant about taking me off this earth.”
The chase resulted in the rapper getting into a serious car accident, which can be seen in the photos he shared. He did not say whether or not he was injured in the wreck.
“They [were] 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,” he wrote.
CyHi explained that he doesn’t know if it was a case of mistaken identity, attempted robbery or something stemming from a past incident that led to the attack.
“I just want to know why and if there is anything I can do to fix the issue,” he wrote. “… I’m trying my best to keep a level head, but when you don’t know who is after you it’s 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,” he added. “I don’t want revenge, I just want understanding and closure.”
CyHi concluded his caption with a somber warning to others living in the city and preached against jealousy-fueled violence.
“… Everyone that’s in Atlanta right now, please protect yourself,” he wrote. “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. There are to[o] many lives being lost over music.”
“… It’s time to stop the violence in Atlanta,” he continued. “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. So much love to every artist, label, hustler and crew in my city pleaseee let’s resolve our problems man. We don’t have to kill each other man… I wrote this letter to y’all with tears in my e[yes].”
The attack on CyHi sadly follows the killing of King Von in Atlanta last year. At the time, T.I. issued a similar message against gun violence in the city.
We at REVOLT are sending CyHi and his family wishes of peace and good health at this troubling time. See his full post below.