Chicago Rapper King Louie Survives Shooting
December 24, 2015 at 7:22 AM (PT)
CHICAGO rapper KING LOUIE has survived being shot in the head on the city's South Side yesterday afternoon (12/22), ROLLING STONE reports. The 27-year-old, born LOUIE JOHNSON JR., was grazed with a bullet in the left side of his head when someone opened fire on his car at the intersection of 83rd and Pulaski at 3:30p CT.
He was taken to CHICAGO's ADVOCATE CHRIST MEDICAL CENTER, where he was in stable condition and according to his management, was "awake and talking."
KING LOUIE first gained national recognition after contributing a verse to KANYE WEST's YEEZUS track "Send It Up." He is also credited with coining the word "Chiraq," which likened Chicago's gun violence to Iraq, and was adopted by SPIKE LEE for his recently released film about CHICAGO. CHANCE THE RAPPER and KING LOUIE were not impressed, with Louis dropping a song titled "Fuck SPIKE LEE."