The 18-year-old was reportedly shot in the leg
Lil Mouse was reportedly shot in the leg on October 29.
The news comes from noted Chicago rap blog Fake Shore Drive. While details are scarce, it seems like he’s expected to make a full recovery. The young rapper, who only just turned 18, has a heated rivalry with rapper Slim Jesus, but there’s no word on who was behind the shooting.
Mouse’s publicist Victor Foh, Jr. confirmed the shooting and said that Mouse was on the South Side of Chicago at the time. No further details have been released at this time.
Mouse has been a nexus point of gun violence and notieriety since he first emerged onto the scene at 13 with the song “Get Smoked.” In the music video for the track, the teenage Mouse can be seen brandishing several weapons at the camera.
The next year, a Lil Mouse concert was the scene of a shooting that left seven people injured. There were no fatalaties.
Lil Mouse has remained quiet on social media since the shooting.
A Violent Year
It’s been a crazy year for up-and-coming rappers getting shot. Countless acts have made headlines for being the target of gun violence ― and unfortunately many of them were fatally wounded. Yung Mazi, 30 Glizzy, and Doughboy Roc have all been killed in the last several months.
Even upper-level acts are taking fire. Keak Da Sneak was shot several times earlier this year and Young Dolph avoided a hail of bullets in North Carolina only to be shot several months later in Los Angeles.
The shooter in North Carolina turned out to be Dolph’s fellow rapper Blac Youngsta. The shooter in Los Angeles who actually managed to wound Dolph remains unknown.
People speculate that the shooting might have something to do with Dolph’s crosstown rival Yo Gotti. Dolph released a diss track of the rapper earlier this year called “Play Wit Yo B*tch.” Take a look at some of the disrespect on display in the track.
“Heard your intro your last two mixtapes
I hear you slick dissin’ but that sh*t lame
All that make believe rappin’ about cocaine
Don’t play with me Ho Gotti you a hoe mane
You went from my biggest fan, to my biggest hater
Begging me to sign with you, but I had too much paper”
Yo Gotti, for his part, says he’s cool with Dolph. He showed a text message between himself and Dolph that he believes shows them to be cool. The message from 2012 read:
That’s how you gotta approach this s–t homie. Just gotta stay down and make the right decisions. And you can win big my ni–a. You in a good space in Memphis, but you gotta take that s–t from there to the world and it’s gonna turn into money.
“I like yo grind my ni–a. When I was in your position none of them ni–as who could have helped me did. Our city fu–ed up homie, and I’m tryna stop letting history repeat itself and show ni–as we can get money together and everybody be on some bar s–t. Cause I gotta make sure no matter what happened homie that I did my part to help anybody that I thought could really go the distance. And you onea them ni–as homie. And even better, you got your own movement and vision. You just need a real support system. Not any support system, but one that understand what you is, and where you tryna go, and how you need to reach the people you need to reach.”
Who Did It?
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