Saigon Gets Jacked & Cut -- Then Jacks Back!
SOHH.com has confirmed with the rapper's reps that Saigon was leaving The Diner, a popular 24 hour eatery on 9th Ave and 14th St in Manhattan, when he was approached by a man who attempted to snatch his chain. A friend who was with Saigon fought off the mugger while he recovered his platinum and diamond necklace. A second man then struck Saigon over the head with a bottle and sliced his face.
The attack resulted in an artery being cut. Despite his injuries, Saigon and his friend delivered a substantial beating to their attempted muggers, who fled the scene leaving behind their cell phones.
Saigon - who recently served a six-year stint in prison for attempted murder - was taken to a nearby hospital, where he received star treatment for his injuries.
"The doctor and Saigon posed for pictures with the muggers' cellphone cameras," Saigon's rep said to SOHH.com.
Doctors at the hospital recognized the rapper, who has received substantial attention from appearances on HBO hit television series "Entourage" as well as mixtapes Yardfather 1, Yardfather 2 and Warning Shots. The incident is currently under investigation by police.
Saigon's LP The Greatest Story Never Told is set to be released on Atlantic/Fort Knocks Records and will be executive produced by Just Blaze. As of press time no release date has been scheduled.