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Chicago Rapper King Louie Describes Being Shot 7 Times

By Mae Rice in News on Dec 29, 2015 8:39PM

Chicago rapper King Louie, who was shot seven times last Wednesday and survived, appeared on CNN on Monday to speak with Don Lemon about his ordeal. Here's the video:

Louie, who was discharged from the hospital Monday—on his birthday, coincidentally— said that on Dec. 23, he was shot at 22 times as he was leaving a friend’s house in his car.

Seven shots hit him. “Three of the slugs are still with me today, two in my chest and one in my head,” he said.

More than Lemon wanted an account of Louie’s experience, though, he seemed to want Louie to provide structural analysis of violence in the city and give policy recommendations for the future.

This was a burdensome dynamic, but Louie handled it.

In response to the vague question ”What’s going on in Chicago?”—Louie replied, “The devil’s working overtime.”

When Lemon asked Louie what the city’s best hope was, Louie cited the power of prayer and said, “The right people just gotta do the right thing.”

Louie has also been advocating against gun violence through music. He appeared in the below Twilite Tone video for “Put The Gun Downs,” released in October, alongside Common and Lil Herb.