The rapper known as Tekashi69 says two men forced him from a car at a New York City intersection and robbed him of jewelry.
The New York Police Department says the rapper went to a police precinct early Sunday to report what happened to him.
Authorities say he stated he had been the passenger in a car that was bumped by another vehicle around 4:30 a.m. in Brooklyn and the two men got out and forced him into their car.
Police say the rapper says the men forced him to call another man to bring him some personal property, which he did. Police say the rapper reports the men took an undisclosed amount of jewelry and left.
Police say the rapper became uncooperative after filing the report.
TMZ has images of the rapper laying in a hospital bed with a bruised, swollen face.
Some are speculating that the incident may be a publicity stunt to promote a new song Tekashi released with rapper Nicki Minaj, after a gossip site reported several details which contradict what the rapper told police.
Hip hop critic Justin Hunte tweeted: "Yes. I absolutely think Tekashi would fake a robbery to promote music."
Yes. I absolutely think Tekashi would fake a robbery to promote music. https://t.co/FFAkbv2DTF
— Justin L. Hunte (@TheCompanyMan) July 22, 2018