Just days after being shot in the head, King Louie joined Don Lemon on CNN to talk about the attempt on his life and gun violence in Chicago. Louie revealed that that the car he was riding in was shot at 22 times and he was hit seven times. There are three slugs still in his body–including one in his head.
During the interview, King L claimed that there is an evil working in Chicago and called for people to pray for the city in an effort to end the senseless violence that has overtaken parts of the Midwest metropolis.
“The Devil’s working overtime, that’s what’s going on in Chicago,” he said. “There’s hope for Chicago. I don’t think I would be here today without prayer…We gotta be strong and pray for our city and the right people just gotta do the right things.”
According to the Sun-Times, the 28-year-old was shot in the Ashburn neighborhood on the Southwest Side of Chicago. He was reportedly taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.
The rapper had a busy 2015, releasing the Drilluminati 3: God of Drill and 6 God Tony mixtapes. King Louie, who scored a Grammy nomination thanks to his work on Kanye West’s song “New Slaves,” spoke to XXL in February about his new music and the influence the Windy City has had on the rest of the country.
“We’re known for success and more success than negativity,” he said. “The media try to tell you about all the negative stuff that’s going on in the city but there’s alot of great and successful things going on. A lot of the younger youth in Chicago being successful in the music and in any art. So I feel good as a native of Chicago. My city influenced the country.”