Detroit, Michigan emcee Obie Trice recently released Bottoms Up on April 3. The former Shady/Interscope Records artist who now oversees Black Market Entertainment spoke with KevinNottingham.com about the album, in addition to some parts of his career. Obie specifically recounted the December 31, 2005 shooting that nearly took his life.
“It still affects me to this day because when I go through security at airports, the shit goes off because the bullet is still in my head,” began the platinum rapper. “A lot of people don’t understand how that almost killed me. They shot my Range Rover six times with hollow-tip [bullets], know what I mean? That wasn’t an accident. After the state police and detectives investigated my truck, I found a hollow tip under the gas peddles. What kind of shit is that?”
Obie claimed that he was dissatisfied with the investigation of the attempted murder. In a humorous moment of the interview, the rapper admitted that he had sexual relations with one of the detectives assigned to his investigation. However, asked what he thinks about six-and-a-half years later, Obie explained, “That’s still hard for me but at the same time, out of sight, out of mind. Hell, it’s in my mind because the bullet is actually still in my mind literally. I never really looked at it like that, man. I never thought of it like that, but I guess I it is a thing of forgiveness because I don’t even think about the shit anymore.”