Tione Jayden Merritt, aka Lil Tjay, is a famous American rapper known for hit songs such as Resume and Brothers.
The 21-year-old is currently undergoing emergency surgery after being shot last night (June 21, 2022) in Edgewater, New Jersey, the LA Times reports.
HITC has explored Lil Tjay’s net worth and music career so you can get to know the musician a little better…
Lil Tjay’s net worth explored
As of June 2022, Lil Tjay’s net worth is estimated by Wealthy Gorilla to be about $600,000.
The majority of his net worth has come from his success in the music industry, which is not surprising as he has more than 17 million monthly listeners on Spotify.
Lil Tjay has also collaborated with other popular artists such as Tory Lanez, Polo G, French Montana and Blueface. His single Pop Out with Polo G received more than 600 million listens on Spotify, which will definitely have contributed to his growing net worth.
Lil Tjay’s music career
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Lil Tjay said artists such as Drake and Meek Mill inspired and shaped the music he makes today.
The first song he released was Resume in 2018, which is when he began to take his career in the industry seriously. The song kick-started his success as it received 5,000 listens within two days and 13.7 million streams on SoundCloud after just one year.
Lil Tjay revealed the success of Resume made him realise he wanted to make it in the industry, as he told Pitchfork: “I had to dedicate myself because, if this didn’t work, I didn’t know what would be next.”
Lil Tjay fans flood social media after shooting
Lil Tjay’s current condition is unknown, while TMZ reports suspects in the shooting were still at large as of June 22. Ever since news of the incident broke, fans of the rapper have been praying for him on social media.
Comments flooded his latest Instagram post as well as Twitter. One Instagram user wrote: “Hope you doing better Tjay, just heard what happened. Keeping you in my prayers 🙏.”
Just hours before the shooting, Lil Tjay posted an Instagram story saying: “Envy is at an all time high. Be safe.” The post led fans to believe the rapper knew something bad was about to happen to him.
We hope Lil Tjay makes a full recovery.