Lil Baby’s recent concert in Memphis, Tennessee, took a dangerous turn when gunshots rang out. The Atlanta rapper was forced to abruptly end his performance, as a man, who was recently identified as the cousin of the late rapper Young Dolph, was shot and rushed to the hospital.
Young Dolph’s Cousin Shot
On September 7, Lil Baby was forced to abruptly end his performance at the FedExForum as one person was shot and rushed to the hospital. The gunshot victim was later revealed to be Ceo Jizzy, the cousin of the late Memphis rapper Young Dolph.
Gunshots erupted during the Its Only Us artist’s performance, where he was headlining his “Lil Baby and Friends” Tour. The Memphis police swiftly responded to the scene on Beale Street, arriving around 10:30 PM.
As they arrived, Ceo Jizzy had been injured from the shooting. A video captured the moment he was wheeled out of the venue, still conscious but in critical condition. Jizzy was immediately transported to Regional One Hospital for medical treatment.
A day later, Jizzy posted a clip of himself in a hospital bed on social media, where he not only asks fans to “pray” for him, but to “pray for the opps.”
An Eyewitness Speaks Out
According to Memphis police, the shooting took place on the first floor of the FedExForum, but no further details have been released regarding the circumstances. The incident occurred within the first thirty minutes of the concert, leading to the evacuation of the arena for safety reasons.
Clarissa Johnson, an eyewitness, described her experience when the shots were fired, stating:
“I heard a pop. I’m not sure what happened but I had a suite, so I told all my crew, ‘get down.’ So we evacuated. Once we evacuated, did a head count. I’m still not sure what happened. It’s not so sweet tonight, though.”
Due to the incident, Lil Baby’s scheduled performance in Louisville has been canceled, according to Ticketmaster. The identity of the shooter remains unknown at this time.
Lil Baby On The Move
On a lighter note, Lil Baby had some assistance for his tour with help from actress/singer Teyana Taylor. Taylor was hired to be his Creative Director on tour to help him with his live performances and help fans have an “unforgettable experience.”
In more Lil Baby news, the “Yes, Indeed” rapper hosted a back-to-school drive for children in Atlanta just before the school year began in August 2023. The drive provided bookbags, school supplies, sneakers, haircuts, and even carnival games for local children.
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Violence at rap concerts continues to be a growing concern, as this incident echoes a shooting in July 2023, during a Boosie show in Tulsa. Four people were injured at the end of the concert when shots were fired after the Baton Rouge native performed “Set It Off.”