Slim 400 is in critical but stable condition at a Los Angeles hospital after being shot multiple times on the night of June 28.
TMZ was the first to report that the YG-affiliated rapper had been seriously hurt.
According to TMZ, law enforcement got a call at around 8:30 p.m. They were sent to a scene in Compton, where a male had been shot multiple times. A source also told The Los Angeles Times that the rapper was shot; the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department confirmed there was a shooting and the victim survived, but wouldn’t say whether that victim was the rapper, according to The Times.
Slim 400 is a rapper and music producer based in Compton who has collaborated with big-name artists including YG.”
Here’s what you need to know:
Slim Was Reportedly Shot 10 Times in the Face and Back
The Los Angeles Times reports that Slim has since undergone surgery and as of June 30 is still in serious condition. Slim is a native of the Compton neighborhood.
Adam John Grandmaison aka Adam22 is under fire for releasing information relating Slim’s location. In a series of now-deleted tweets, Adam22 said that Slim had undergone surgery. Adam was on Slim’s Instagram earlier this month promoting his podcast No Jumper, which he advertises as “The Coolest Podcast In The World,” according to the No Jumper Instagram page.
Slim is in Stable Condition After Surgery
CEO and host of The Ticker Report shared that Slim’s publicist said he is out of surgery and in stable condition.
TMZ also said Slim made it out of surgery, updating their story at 3:40 a.m. “We’re told Slim 400 is in critical but stable condition,” the outlet reported. Their sources say the circumstances of the shooting are unclear, but a black vehicle seen leaving the scene may be involved.
Earlier this month, Slim played a basketball game at Holcombe Rucker Park in Harlem. He wore a jersey to honor Nipsey Hussle, another rapper who was fatally shot outside his store, “Marathon Clothing”, in South Los Angeles on March 31, 2019.
People Are Reacting to the News on Social Media
Dalton Johnson said he can’t imagine what YG is going through at this moment, having just lost Nipsey Hussle in March. Johnson extends his prayers.
“Hoping Slim 400 pulls through. A Compton gangsta rap prototype, an ambassador for a tradition, lineage, and history — who has made a whole lot of hard-as-hell rap music full of sober gravity and blunt force,” Otto Von Biz Markie said.
LA actor, model, and comedian Ken Steele posed a challenge on Twitter, “being black and making it to 35 [years old].”
Young Luigi posted a picture to Twitter saying, “Pull thru Slim 400! Prayers up.”
Another Twitter user noted people making jokes about Slim being shot and asks for more love and prayers.
Another Twitter user heard the news that Slim pulled through and called it “the biggest blessing.”