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Nappy Roots rapper robbed at gunpoint, kidnapped and shot while leaving brewery he owns

Fish Scales, whose real name is Melvin Adams, was stable after he was shot in the leg.
Fish Scales
Fish Scales of the Nappy Roots performs at the Harley-Davidson 110th anniversary celebration in Milwaukee on Aug. 29, 2013.Barry Brecheisen / Invision/AP file

A Nappy Roots rapper was robbed at gunpoint outside his Atlanta brewery Wednesday, police and the group said.

Rapper Fish Scales, whose real name is Melvin Adams, was leaving Atlantucky Brewery, around 11 p.m. when he and a customer were robbed by two people, police said.

The customer was able to flee, but Adams was forced at gunpoint to drive to his house in Hapeville, south of Atlanta, police said. Adams was trying to get away from the kidnappers when one of them shot him in the leg, police said. They then fled.

Adams was stable in a hospital Wednesday, Atlanta police said. Police have made no arrests.

In a statement shared with NBC affiliate WXIA of Atlanta, Nappy Roots said Adams was "planning to get back to work as soon as possible."

They said that Atlantucky was not damaged and that the thieves got away with no money from the business.

“I am certainly relieved that my business partner and brother Scales is safe and recovering … that is what is most important” said Skinny (William Hughes), who co-owns Atlantucky with Adams and is also in Nappy Roots.

"We are certainly also praying for the patron who was shot outside the establishment," he said.

The group’s statement said it is the only incident it has ever had at the brewery, which opened this year.