Grammy Nominee, King Louie Shot In The Head in Chicago


King Louie - Chiraq Inventor

King Louie – Chiraq Inventor

Louie Johnso, better known as “King Louie” was shot in the head on Wednesday, December 23 in Chicago while riding in a car in Ashburn neighborhood at about 3:30 p.m. the shoot out left two dead and six wounded, reports however say the Chiraq rapper is expected to survive.

The 28-year-old performer was shot by an unidentified suspect who approached his vehicle and grazed a bullet into the car on the city’s Southwest Side in the evening.

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Louie was reportedly rushed to the Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where his condition was stabilized. According to his management, Louie is conscious and talking.

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The rapper is widely credited with the term “Chiraq,” “Drillinois, a term that plays off the hip-hop genre of “Drill. Most notably, he appeared on Kanye West’s last album, Yeezus, and shared a Grammy nomination for “New Slaves.”

“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 in 2014.

The news of the shooting prompted ‘King Louie’ to become the top trending topic in the U.S. on Wednesday night, and also trended on the worldwide list.

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