After being wounded in New Jersey, Lil Tjay recently had emergency surgery. However, there has been no confirmation of the precise spot where Tjay was shot since the event was reported at two locations: a Chipotle restaurant and a petrol station. Another person, whose name is unknown, has also been harmed. The rapper’s handlers have not revealed anything regarding his current state of health. More information regarding the event will be released shortly, according to a statement from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and the Edgewater Police Department.
Fans react to Lil Tjay’s shooting
After getting shot, Lil Tjay is presently trending online. According to Prosecutor Mark Musella, a 911 call was received to officers at midnight, and they hurried to the Promenade, where they discovered a man with several gunshot wounds. A second victim with a gunshot wound was located at the Exxon station.
Not Lil TJay y’all pray for bro 🙏🏽🙏🏽
— Miles Bridges (@MilesBridges) June 22, 2022
Fans grew concerned for their beloved musician as soon as the news spread online and expressed their best wishes through social media. The suspects have not been identified, and the inquiry is still underway. The story is still evolving, and we may learn more in the coming days.
All About Lil Tjay
Lil Tjay, also known as Tione Jayden Merritt, started his career in 2016 by uploading songs on SoundCloud. In 2018, he also played at the Coast 2 Coast Live NYC All Ages Edition. Tjay rose to prominence after releasing his hit Brothers and signing with Columbia Records. In 2018, he released his debut EP, No Comparison. In 2019, he was featured in Polo G’s song Pop Out, which topped the Billboard Hot 100.
Tjay released another EP named F.N. in 2019, followed by his first album True 2 Myself the following year. His second song, 20/20, charted on the Billboard Hot 100, and in 2020, he released another EP, State of Emergency. Tjay was also featured on one of Pop Smoke’s first tracks, Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon.
In February 2021, the 21-year-old partnered with 6lack and released a tune called Calling My Phone. He then worked on another song, Headshot, alongside Polo G and Fivio Foreign, which was released in March 2021. Not In The Mood, his third studio album, will be released in October 2021. In March 2022, Tjay teased another track, In My Head, which was released in April 2022. The following month, he revealed his next EP, Strictly 4 My Fans.