Rapper Lil Tjay is currently undergoing emergency surgery after being shot according to TMZ.
“Tjay was shot just after midnight in Edgewater, NJ. We’re told at the time of this post the rapper is in surgery. The extent of his wounds and his condition have not been revealed,” as quoted from TMZ according to the law enforcement sources to them.
TMZ revealed that there were 2 shooting sites, one at a nearby Exxon Gas station and another at Chipotle Restaurant
The victim at the Chipotle restaurant was shot several times and the victim at the Exxon was shot once, as we are yet to know the identity of the second victim.
Tione Jayden Merritt, known professionally as Lil Tjay, is an American rapper and singer who was born on April 30, 2001, in The Bronx, New York, United States.
Tjay signed to Columbia Records after he rose to prominence in 2018 with his song “Resume.”
His stage name is derived from the first letter of his first name and the first three letters of his middle name.
Tjay released his debut studio album, True 2 Myself, in 2019, and released the mixtape State of Emergency that features only drill artists from New York City the following year.
True 2 Myself debuted at number 5 on the Billboard 200, marking the album his first charted release.
Destined 2 Win, his second studio album, was released in 2021 and included the single “Calling My Phone”, a collaboration with American singer 6lack, his highest-charting song yet.