The rapper was the victim of an armed robbery at a mall in New Jersey.
Rap star Lil Tjayta was shot late Tuesday night and is in hospital. says The Los Angeles Times.
Lil Tjayn is scheduled to perform in Finland on the first weekend of July for the Weekend Festival. The organizers of the weekend were informed of what happened on Wednesday.
“This is sad and unfortunate. In this situation, we are exploring the possibility of having a replacement artist replace him, ”is the Marketing Director of Weekend Festival Jyri Heikkinen says.
21-year-old Lil Tjay, real name Tione Jayden Merritt was the victim of an armed robbery at a mall in Edgewater, New Jersey. The venue is located on the banks of the Hudson River, opposite Manhattan.
TMZ:n according to the news, the rapper is recovering from surgery and his condition is stable. The shooter, a 27-year-old man, has been arrested.
Authorities according to the robber shot Lil Tjay several times. The rapper was accompanied by two people, one of whom was hit by bullets fired by a robber.
Police also arrested those who accompanied Lil Tjay for possessing an unauthorized weapon. Lil Tjay is not suspected of a crime.
New York-based Lil Tjay punched through the summer with 2019 songs F.N.. So far, his biggest hit has appeared in early 2021 Calling My Phonewhich rose to third place on the US list and also received list rankings in several European countries.
For the Weekend Festival attached rapists have been victims of armed violence in the past.
In the summer of 2018, 20 years old XXXTentacion was shot dead in Florida in a car robbery.