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Who is Lil Tjay?

Tione Jayden Merritt (born April 30, 2001), known professionally as Lil Tjay, is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter.

He rose to prominence in 2018 with his song “Resume,” and signed to Columbia Records later that year. His stage name is derived from the first letter of his first name and the first three letters of his middle name.

American rapper Lil TJay shot multiple times in New Jersey

American rapper Lil TJay shot multiple times in New Jersey
American rapper Lil TJay shot multiple times in New Jersey

American rapper Lil TJay was one of two people shot in New Jersey early Wednesday morning, just weeks after declaring it was going to be “a good summer.”

According to mypost.com, the Bronx-born rapper was struck multiple times at The Promenade in Edgewater. The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office said cops responded to reports of shots fired at the location just after midnight.

When they arrived, they discovered 21-year-old Lil TJay, whose real name is Tione Marriot, with multiple gunshot wounds. Antoine Boyd, 22, was also found with a single gunshot wound, officials said.

Both were transported to an area hospital for treatment.

Officials did not release their conditions, however tmz.com reported that Lil TJay underwent emergency surgery.

Officials said the shooting happened after Mohamed Konate tried to rob Lil TJay, Boyd and a third person the rapper was with, 24-year-old Jeffrey Valdez.

Both Valdez and Boyd each had an unlawful weapon on them at the time.

Konate was arrested later on Wednesday by detectives from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and the New York Police Department. His extradition to New Jersey is currently pending, officials said, reports nypost.com.

He’s charged with three counts of attempted murder, three counts of armed robbery, two counts of possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and fourth-degree aggravated assault.

Boyd and Valdez were both charged with unlawful possession of a weapon and were being held at the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack awaiting an initial hearing.

Lil Tjay is a Bronx-born rapper with over 7 million followers on Instagram. He rose to fame on Soundcloud and was signed by Columbia Records in 2018. His debut album, ‘True 2 Myself’ peaked at No. 5 on the US Billboard 200.

In an Instagram post just two weeks before he was shot, the rapper posted a video of himself dancing shirtless with a big chain with the caption “dis gon be a good summer.”

Fellow artistes and athletes offered their prayers for the wounded rapper.

“Pray for my lil bro lil Tjay,” tweeted hip-hop star French Montana.

Lil Tjay Biography, Wiki

Tione Kenyon Jayden Merritt (born April 30, 2001), known professionally as Lil Tjay, is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter from New York City. Born and raised in the Bronx, his musical career began in 2017.

He is best known for his singles “Brothers”, “F.N”, and “Calling My Phone” featuring 6lack, which peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100. His debut studio album, True 2 Myself (2019), peaked at number five on the US Billboard 200.

Influenced by his upbringing in the Bronx, Lil Tjay is a melodic rapper who frequently incorporates auto-tune in his songs. He has drawn comparisons to fellow New York rapper A Boogie wit da Hoodie. In an interview with Rolling Stone, he revealed that his biggest musical influences are Drake, Meek Mill, and Usher.

In the same interview, Lil Tjay described his music as having a melodic sound when singing or rapping about his past struggles. Lil Tjay also credits his success to his year spent in prison, where he claims that his ability to write songs peaked.

In Pitchfork’s featured article on Lil Tjay, he is referred to as a “hip-hop heartthrob”. Later in the interview, Lil Tjay explained that he is often called the “Bronx Justin Bieber” because of his sampling of Justin Bieber’s “Baby”.

In 2017, Tjay began releasing music on SoundCloud. “Resume”, one of his first songs, was released when Tjay was 16 years old, and quickly began spreading online.

On March 10, 2018, Tjay competed and placed first at the Coast 2 Coast LIVE NYC All Ages Edition, where his performance gained the attention of a record label A&R who was in attendance to judge the showcase.

Soon after, Tjay released the single “Brothers”, which became his biggest song at the time and led to him signing with Columbia Records.

Lil Tjay Biography Wikipedia
Lil Tjay
Real NameTione Jayden Merritt
Nickname Lil
Profession rapper, singer, and songwriter
Famous Asrapper, singer, and songwriter
Marital StatusUnmarried
Wife/Girlfriend NameNot Known
Physical Status 
Age21 Year Old (Approx)
Height (Approx)In centimeters-178 cm (Approx)
In meters- 1.78 m (Approx)
In Feet Inches-5.10 (Approx)
Weight (Approx)In Kilograms-73  kg  (Approx)
In Pounds- 160 lbs (Approx)
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourDark Brown
Personal Information
Date of Birth 30 April 2001
Birth PlaceNew York City, US
ReligionNot Known
NationalityAmerican
EthnicityWhite
School Name Private high school
College NamePrivate College
QualificationsGraduate
Family Status
Father NameNot Known
Mother NameNot Known
Sister/BrotherNot Known
ChildrenNot Known
Career 
Source Of Incomerapper, singer, and songwriter
Appeared Asrapper, singer, and songwriter
Net Worth (Approx)Not Known

Lil Tjay Career

While TJAY was still getting into fights and robbing people, he recorded a few songs on his computer and phone in a traditional hip-hop style. On his first day in a studio, he remembered the time he spent singing songs by Usher and Michael Jackson while his mother played the piano.

On an impulse, he began singing his lyrics and went on to record ‘Resume’, an anti-love song. In January 2018, the song’s music video was released. It did not take long for the track to garner some popularity. He subsequently stopped roaming the streets all the time.

He had no plan and no schooling. Shutting out the rest of the world, he began writing lyrics in his room.In 2017, he had worked with Lil Tut on the song ‘Don’t Gotta Explain’. On Valentine’s Day 2018, he put out the track ‘Ride for You’ that became viral, accumulating millions of streams on SoundCloud.

About five months later, in July, he released a new song called ‘Brothers’. That year, he has also put out the tracks ‘Long Time’, ‘Goat’, ‘Leaked’, ‘New Flex’, and ‘None of Your Love’. The last track was produced by CashMoneyAP.

TJAY has also collaborated with the likes of Asian Doll, Jay Guapo, and TJ Porter over the course of the past few months. The young rapper employs a very inventive strategy to ensure the permanence of his newfound fame.

He keeps a careful eye on SoundCloud and Instagram trends and releases a new track only when the previous ones are virtually flatlining.TIJAY’s ever-growing popularity soon ushered in responses from record producers.

It compelled him to eventually hire a lawyer to oversee the business side of his music. In 2018, he signed a recording contract with Columbia Records. In December, he put out his first EP, ‘No Comparison’. He is also looking to release his first studio album in near future.

Lil Tjay Net Worth

Lil Tjay is a Popular American Rapper & Song Writer. His salary income is Not Known. His Net worth is approx $1 million to $2 million. We will update more details about his income & His Net worth soon.

Lil Tjay FAQ’s

Who is Lil Tjay?

Tione Jayden Merritt (born April 30, 2001), known professionally as Lil Tjay, is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter.

What happened to Lil Tjay?

According to mypost.com, the Bronx-born rapper was struck multiple times at The Promenade in Edgewater. The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office said cops responded to reports of shots fired at the location just after midnight.

How old is Lil Tjay?

Lil Tjay is currently 21 years old.

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