Chicago rapper King Louie was shot in the head in Ashburn Wednesday afternoon.
The incident occurred at around 3:30 p.m. on 83rd St and Pulaski Road in Chicago Wednesday, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Louie, whose real name is Louis Johnson Jr., was transported to the Oak Lawn’s Advocate Christ Medical Center, where he is in stable condition. His manager confirmed that Louie was “awake and talking.”
Further details regarding the incident have not been made available.
In 2009, Louie coined the term “Chiraq.” He is also attributed to the formation of “Drillinois,” a term that Chicago Sun-Times notes plays off the hip-hop genre of “Drill.”
“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,” Louie said in 2014.
According to Fox 32 Chicago, he is scheduled for a performance on Christmas Day at a Chicago club. “I’m basically playing my bad role and just narrating the negativity and the violence that I grew up in in Chicago. And you know what I’m saying, making it artistic,” the Chicago rapper said.