John 'BIG Kash' Lavulo (pictured) escaped an attempted assassination on Saturday night
A Sydney rapper who was shot multiple times in a Los Angeles gangland style assassination attempt says his girlfriend would have been killed if not for his forearm getting in the way of a bullet.
John 'BIG Kash' Lavulo was leaving his apartment block at Warwick Farm, in Sydney, at 9.05pm last Saturday night when a swarm of cars blocked him in and opened fire on his white Mercedes.
The 33-year-old rapper was shot in his right forearm and left shoulder, but somehow managed to escape the execution-style attack and drive himself to a nearby hospital.
Lavulo has undergone multiple surgeries in they days since and was at one point told by doctors his arm may be amputated - but they now say that will not be necessary.
Speaking to Daily Mail Australia from his hospital bed, he told how if his forearm had not been on the steering wheel a shot would have hit his girlfriend - who was ducked down in the passenger's seat - in the head.
The ex-bikie turned rapper, 'BIG Kash' was shot multiple times as he sat in his white Mercedes outside his apartment block at Warwick Farm, in Sydney's west, about 9pm. His girlfriend was in the passenger's seat and narrowly escaped with her life, despite being an innocent party
'I'm always very alert, so when I was out on the street I was checking the cars and my missus goes to me: "What are you doing?",' Lavulo said.
'As soon as I started driving this red car pulled up behind me and then as I got out of the gate they surrounded me and blocked me in, but I knew they were pretty dumb.
'I just remember them pumping shots into the drivers seat, but they were amateurs.
'There were three cars of them and I just had to get out of there so when they started shooting I just gunned it backwards (into reverse), I hit the car behind me but it spun my car and I could get out of there.
'I had my hand on the wheel and one of the bullets hit me in the forearm, otherwise it would have killed my missus.
'You don't go ambush a bloke when he's with his missus or