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Rapper accused of uptown shooting returning to Charlotte for concert

Blac Youngsta, the rapper who was one of three men accused of firing 100 shots in uptown Charlotte during the CIAA tournament in February, will be back in Charlotte Sunday.

The Memphis-based rapper, whose real name is Sammie Benson, is performing at the nightclub Label near uptown as part of an unofficial stop on his “I’m Innocent” tour.

Youngsta and two other men were charged in May for allegedly shooting at an SUV belonging to Young Dolph, another Memphis based rapper who reportedly was in town for an unofficial CIAA party/concert. At the time, CIAA commissioner Jacqie McWilliams said the shootout was not connected to the tournament.

Youngsta faces six counts of discharging a weapon into an occupied dwelling and felony conspiracy.

In response to the allegations, the rapper released a mixtape this month titled “I’m Innocent,” and announced an “I’m Innocent” tour for 15 cities. Charlotte isn’t listed as a city on his tour stop, but Youngsta was in Raleigh Friday, according to the list.

Young Dolph, who wasn’t harmed in the shooting, made his own mixtape in April that referenced the incident. The first three songs on the project are titled “100 Shots,” “In Charlotte” and “But I’m Bulletproof.”

WSOC-TV reported Sunday it will be Youngsta’s first visit to Charlotte since he was released from Mecklenburg County Jail.

LaVendrick Smith; 704-358-5101; @LaVendrickS

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