Twitter was set aflutter after rapper King Louie was shot in the head Wednesday in Chicago. Luckily, the bullet just grazed his head and he’s able to speak, Chicago Sun-Times reporter Sam Charles tweeted. Charles reportedly spoke to King Louie’s manager.
Breaking: King Louie's manager confirms he was shot in the head at 83rd and Pulaski earlier today. He's awake and talking.
— Sam Charles (@samjcharles) December 23, 2015
The rapper, whose real name is Louis Johnson Jr., was shot around 3:30 p.m. in the Ashburn neighborhood on the Southwest Side, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.
When XXL Magazine got in touch with his publicist, the rep said: “King Louie is doing fine. The bullet grazed his head and he is able to talk.” Further details about the incident have not been revealed.
After news of the shooting went viral, fellow rappers and fans took to Twitter to send their best wishes to King Louie.
I believe in the power of prayer and I believe my brother Louie gone be ok. Send prayers to him in his battle.
— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) December 24, 2015
Praying for King Louie !!!
— N.O.R.E (@noreaga) December 24, 2015
Prayers to King Louie man !
— King Thuwop (@TAYF3RD) December 24, 2015
Homeboy King Louie got shot in the head just now _ for @KingL Be safe out there this Christmas people!
— #MMMP/#GrT (@REAL_JSPADES) December 24, 2015
King Louie, 28, is credited with creating the word “Chiraq” in 2009 and “Drillinois,” which is an offshoot of the hip-hop genre of “Drill.” “I called it Chiraq, but I wasn’t caring about the Chiraq part. I was caring about the Drillinois part; I was caring about the drill movement,” King Louie told the Chicago Sun-Times back in 2014.
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