This summer has been a very productive one for Sexyy Red. The rapper was successful in both social media and the music charts with tracks such as "Pound Town" (and its sequel with Nicki Minaj) and the epic "Skeeyee." On the other hand, just after the release of "Hellcats SRTs 2" with Lil Durk, a fatal shooting occurred close to the set where her music video was being filmed. According to Local 10, an assailant opened fire near the location where Sexyy Red was filming the music video for her next single "Shake Ya Dread," resulting in the death of one person.

At the Oakland Park Flea Market in Florida on the 14th of September, Sexyy Red was working on the production of a music video. However, according to the accounts, somebody close pulled out a gun and started shooting, hitting two persons with their bullets. At the location of the crime, the authorities determined that one of the victims had passed away. They said that they rushed the second victim to the hospital, but there was no information available regarding their condition. Gerdy St. Louis, the spokeswoman for the Broward Sheriff's Office, stated that authorities are conducting an investigation to ascertain the location of the shooting in relation to the film shoot.

As the news spread across social media, Sexyy Red issued a statement on social media where, first, she sent her condolences to the victims. “I send my condolences to the family of the man who lost his life and prayers up for the person who was wounded,” she wrote before addressing the narrative that’s been circulating online. “But I gotta address the rumors that it happened at my video shoot bc shit is not true, at all.”

“To be clear it happened at a gas station across the street from my video set. Florida Highway Patrol and Broward County Sheriff confirmed that the shooting wasn’t on my set,” she wrote. “[I’m] secure and thanks to my production team getting all the paperwork right and working with the Broward Sheriff’s Office to hire off-duty’s to make sure everyone was safe. We finished the shoot at a different location and everyone from our set went home safely. Period.” Authorities have yet to confirm any arrests.