Lil Tjay appears to be in good spirits after being discharged from the hospital following his near-fatal shooting earlier this year.A photo of the Bronx-bred rapper circulated online on Wednesday August 3 showing him smiling in a car while on a group FaceTime call with some friends. Its unclear when he was released from hospital exactly.Its the first known picture of Lil Tjay since the 21-year-old was shot multiple times outside a Chipotle restaurant in Edgewater New Jersey shortly after midnight on June 22.According to the Bergen County Prosecutors Office a 27-year-old man named Mohamed Konate attempted to rob Tjay and his two friends Antoine Boyd and Jeffrey Valdez while they were seated in a Dodge Durango near the Promenade shopping center.
Konate was arrested roughly a month after the shooting on July 22 and is currently being held in Rikers Island as he awaits extradition to New Jersey. Konate allegedly fired near-fatal shots at Tjay striking him in the thoracic cavity while suffering gunshot wounds himself during the robbery attempt. The Zoo York rapper was reportedly unconscious for several days after undergoing emergency. Bobby Shmurda Warns Young Rappers After Praying For Lil Tjay Following Shooting Konate has been charged with three counts of first-degree attempted murder while two other suspects each face second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon charges.
Lil Tjays most recent album Destined 2 Win arrived in April 2021. The project home to Billboard Hot 100 hits such as the 6LACK-assisted Calling My Phone and Headshot featuring Polo G and Fivio Foreign debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 after moving 62000 total album-equivalent units in its first week.