After the New York rapper Lil Tjay was seriously injured in a shooting late Tuesday evening, the first arrests were made. According to the American news magazine TMZ Police arrested three young men, one of whom is believed to have fired the shots at Lil Tjay. The other two are also said to have been armed and involved in the robbery.
New details about the crime
In the course of the arrest, new details about the course of events became known. Lil Tjay is said to have been the victim of an armed robbery with two friends. The musician’s companion was probably also armed, so there was a shootout in which both Lil Tjay and one of his two companions were injured.
The rapper was probably even hit by several bullets and had to be operated on after the robbery. The operation is said to have gone well so far and the rapper seems to be doing a little better now. However, his health is still extremely critical.
Lil Tjay: From Prison to the Charts
The 21-year-old rapper was born in New York to a single mother of Ghanaian origin. As a teenager he landed in prison for theft, where he processed his frustration in rap lyrics. After his release in 2017, he put his first songs online and quickly became known with them. His first EP NO COMPARISON was released in 2018. With his EP FN, released six months later, the rapper entered the American and British charts for the first time and made his breakthrough. His current single “Going Up” was released in April.