Fallen hip-hop producer and poster boy for late capitalism Scott Storch — best known for writing the piano riff on "Still D.R.E."; dating Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, and Kim Kardashian; and then losing all of his money — was held up this morning in midtown. The Wall Street Journal reports that Storch and his entourage, in town from Florida, were leaving Platinum Studios near Times Square after a night of recording when two men approached their vehicles with guns. Storch allegedly lost "a $50,000 diamond necklace and a Rolex watch also valued at $50,000," while his associate had "a briefcase containing more than $4,000 in cash" taken. The briefcase full of money is always a risk.
TMZ adds that the alleged thieves demanded Storch's driver to "hand over the keys to the ride so they couldn't drive away ... and the driver complied." But our hero did not just sit back and have his cred snatched: "Storch says he tried to chase after the guys to see where they were headed, but they got away." He seems to be doing okay:
“@TMZ: Scott Storch to Cops: I WAS ROBBED ... Gunmen Threatened To Kill Me,,,Thanks, we are all safe and good— Scott Storch (@ScottStorch) August 20, 2013
Nothing can stop music, thanks to all the fans and support— Scott Storch (@ScottStorch) August 20, 2013