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.
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.
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.