British Rapper Mist Shot During Burglary In Portugal
The burglars are thought to have taken the 27-year-old Birmingham rapper's passport, phone and jewellery during the break-in.
Mist, real name Rhys-Thomas Sylvester, was taken to hospital in Faro by two friends.
He was staying in a luxury villa in the Algarve at the time of the incident.
The two friends who took the rapper to hospital reported to the police that the award-winning musician was shot in the leg at around 10pm on Tuesday evening, after two or three men broke into their rented villa.
Armed police from two separate forces - the Guarda Nacional Republicana (GNR) and the Polícia Judiciária (PJ) - then forced their way into the villa to ensure that the suspected burglars were not still inside the house.
Details of the condition of the MOBO award winner have not yet been made public by the police or the hospital.
Mist had performed at the Afro Nation Festival on the Algarve at the beginning of August.
The rapper won the MOBO Best Video award for the accompanying clip for his track 'Hot Property' in 2017 and released his EP Diamonds in the Dirt to critical acclaim in February 2018.
LADbible has contacted Mist's representatives Premier Talent for comment.
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The EP peaked at number four in the UK Albums Chart and three tracks featured in the UK Singles Chart.
The rapper was sentenced to 14 months imprisonment back in October 2014 after he was driving without a licence and involved in a police chase on the M6.
After performing at Afro Nation this month, Mist shared a photo of himself at the festival.
In a post-performance interview, he said: "It's been a beautiful experience, really nice.
"'I've missed my flight back a couple of times so it must have been good.
"It wasn't intentional. That's all I can say for the camera."
Speaking about his journey from convicted criminal to musician, he added: "A lot of people say prison makes or breaks you. I can say it made me. It made me look at life differently. I valued things that I never valued before in my life.
"I just looked at life from a different angle, and I kind of stepped back from all that fast-paced living and started living just for one day and actually looking at where I want to be in life and in my future. It made me, man. It gave me a drive. I feel like before I went to prison, I never had a purpose.
"Even though I had a daughter and a family that were relying on me and what not, I didn't know that until I went to prison. All those people were taken away from me. I came out knowing that I had a purpose. I didn't, in my head, think it was going to be music."
Portuguese police have not yet commented. It is not clear whether any arrests have been made.
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