Rapper Lil Tjay says he survived 7 gun shots

Rapper Lil Tjay took to social media to update fans on Wednesday for the first time since he was shot dead in New Jersey in June.

In the video message posted to his Instagram, the Calling My Phone artist can be seen lying on a couch and wearing a neck brace.

“Man, I’m just checking in with you all. I just want to say thank you for the love, thank you for the support,” he told his 7.4 million followers. “I was looking at the DMs and seeing the comments and everything else and I felt loved, you know what I’m saying?”

The 21-year-old had to undergo emergency surgery after being shot multiple times at Promenade 14 in Edgewater, NJ on June 22.

In a statement released by the Bergen County Attorney’s Office, Mohamed Konate, 27, has been identified as the prime suspect in the shooting and has been charged with three counts of attempted murder, three counts of armed robbery and various other unlawful weapons charges.

Edgewater police officers at the scene said they found Lil Tjay with multiple gunshot wounds and Antoine Boyd, 22, with a single gunshot wound. A third person, Jeffrey Valdez, 24, was with them, and Valdez and Boyd were in possession of an unlawful weapon at the time, officials said.

On Wednesday, Lil Tjay shared that he was shot seven times in the incident but is on the road to recovery and ready to return to the studio.

“Seven shots, it was tough, you know. Most people don’t survive, but I’m here. Here for a reason,” he said. “New music coming soon. We will come back stronger than ever.”

On Tuesday, DJ Akademiks posted a picture of a billboard on Instagram that read, “I’m back – Lil Tjay.”

He captioned the post, “#LilTjay billboard pops up in the Bronx, NYC!”

Lil Tjay hasn’t revealed specific dates for his future releases yet.

The Bronx native broke out on SoundCloud and was signed by Columbia Records in 2018. In October 2019, he released his debut album, True 2 Myself, which peaked at #5 on the Billboard 200 chart.

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/music/story/2022-08-24/lil-tjay-gun-shots-health-update Rapper Lil Tjay says he survived 7 gun shots

Sarah Ridley

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