Rapper 2 Chainz robbed at gunpoint in San Francisco

Tauheed Epps, aka 2 Chainz, performs at the second weekend of the 2013 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club on April 20, 2013, in Indio, Calif.
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Police say platinum-selling rapper 2 Chainz was robbed in San Francisco just hours before he was scheduled to perform at a concert.

Sgt. Dennis Toomer says the hip-hop star, whose real name is Tauheed Epps, was walking with five members of his entourage near downtown Sunday afternoon. They were approached by three men, one of them holding a handgun.

Toomer says one shot was fired as the rapper had his cellphone and wallet with credit cards and cash inside stolen.

Police say the suspected shooter apparently got away in a gray sedan.

The Atlanta-based rapper was in the Bay Area to perform at KMEL-FM's annual Summer Jam concert Sunday night at the Oracle Arena in Oakland.

Last August, 2 Chainz topped the Billboard album chart with his debut solo release, "Based on a T.R.U. Story."

In April, 2 Chainz was acquitted of drug charges he faced after a traffic stop in Maryland.