*Multiplatinum producer Scott Storch is advising other celebrities to have their security team tighten up to keep from getting robbed like he did.
“It’s a setup thing,” Storch said during his visit to the special set of MTV’s RapFix.
“I think right now people really need to make sure that when you’re in the studios… people are on the hunt right now. There’s a lot of chains and watches out there… so people gotta make sure their security is right.”
As we reported, the hit maker responsible for Justin Timberlake‘s “Cry Me a River,” 50 Cent‘s “Candy Shop” and Fat Joe‘s “Lean Back,” was mugged at gunpoint early Tuesday morning as he was leaving Platinum Studios near Times Square.
The two gunman instructed Storch to give up his $50,000 diamond necklace and $50,000 Rolex and ran off with $5,000 in cash inside of the briefcase that belonged to someone in Storch’s crew.
“I was coming out of the studio around like seven in the morning and just unexpectedly, two 7-foot thugs came out of nowhere and bam, they got me… gunpoint, yeah,” Storch said. “They said give it up or they was gonna shoot and had the gun like pressed up on me and everything. It was crazy.”
While Storch is happy that no one was harmed during the robbery, the police did say they found a fingerprint and are reviewing the surveillance footage.
“I’m not really worried about losing that stuff,” he added. “Just as long as my family and myself are OK. We went unharmed and nothing’s gonna stop the music.”
Storch’s appearance on “RapFix Live” helped launch the VMA All Access Experience, a five-day multiscreen celebration ahead of the VMA’s live broadcast on August 25. Other guests on the dais included Big Sean, who dropped by to talk about his new LP, “Hall of Fame,” and artists who helped celebrate our Brooklyn Hip-Hop Week: Joey BadAss, Uncle Murda and Foxy Brown, who performed live at the top of the show. Keep it locked to the All Access stream every day until Sunday for a brand-new “RapFix Live.”