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Rapper Lil Tjay Shot & In Emergency Surgery In NJ: Report

<div class="media_block"><a href="https://hollywoodlife.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Lil-Tjay-rapper-shot-surgery-ftr.jpg"><img src="https://hollywoodlife.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Lil-Tjay-rapper-shot-surgery-ftr.jpg" class="media_thumbnail"></a><img src="https://hollywoodlife.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Lil-Tjay-rapper-shot-surgery-embed1.jpg" class="media_thumbnail"><img src="https://hollywoodlife.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Lil-Tjay-rapper-shot-surgery-embed2.jpg" class="media_thumbnail"></div>The 'Calling my Phone' star was reportedly rushed to a local hospital after being shot twice in Edgewater, New Jersey.
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Rolling Loud Music Festival, Miami Gardens, Florida, USA - 25 Jul 2021 Lil Tjay
Lil Tjay in concert at the O2 Academy, Glasgow, Scotland, UK - 18 Nov 2021 Lil Tjay, Tione Jayden Merritt
Lil Tjay in concert at Brixton Academy, London, UK - 12 Nov 2021
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Lil Tjay was reportedly hospitalized and taken into emergency surgery after he was shot in New Jersey, according to TMZ. The 21-year-old rapper was reportedly shot shortly after midnight in Edgewater, NJ on Wednesday Night, June 22. While he’s being operated on, the condition of his injuries from the shooting have not been made public yet.

tweeted that it was looking into the shooting, and that there were two victims. “Major Crimes Unit and Edgewater PD are investigating a shooting with 2 victims around midnight on 6/22 at 14 The Promenade in Edgewater. More details to follow,” they tweeted. There were reportedly two places that the shooting took place: a Chipotle and an Exxon Gast Station not far from the fast-food establishment. It’s not clear where TJay was when he was shot, nor who the other victim is. No suspect has been taken in, and the motive isn’t clear.

Lil Tjay performs at the 2021 Rolling Loud Festival. (Thaddaeus McAdams/Shutterstock)

The shooting hasn’t been referenced on any of Tjay’s social media. He did post an Instagram Story a few hours before the shooting. “PSA. Just because you’ve been around a person doesn’t make you entitled to the fruits of that persons [sic] labor,” he wrote.

Lil Wayne. He released his sophomore album Destined 2 Win in 2021. Similarly, it also featured heavy-hitters like Tyga, Saweetie and Offset.

Lil Tjay performs in the UK. (Dave Burke/Shutterstock)

Other than his two albums, Tjay has been featured on singles by other major rappers. He had a guest spot on Polo G’s 2019 single “Pop Out.” He was also on Pop Smoke’s posthumous 2020 LP Shoot for the Moon Aim for the Stars on the hit single “Mood Swings.” 

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