although TMZ reported that Lil TJ had emergency surgery. Authorities said the shooting took place when Mohamed Konate tried to rob Lil TJ, Boyd, and a third man,
who was with rapper Jeffrey Valdez, 24-year-old. Valdez and Boyd both had an illegal weapon at the time.
Konate was arrested later on Wednesday by detectives from the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office and the New York Police Department. Officials said his extradition to New Jersey is currently pending.
He has been charged with three counts of attempt to murder, three counts of armed robbery, two counts of possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and aggravated assault of the fourth degree.
Both Boyd and Valdez were charged with illegal possession of a weapon and are being held at the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, awaiting a preliminary hearing.
Lil Tje is a Bronx-born rapper who has over 7 million followers on Instagram. He rose to fame on SoundCloud and was signed by Columbia Records in 2018. Their debut album, "True 2 Myself",
peaked at number 5 on the US Billboard 200. In an Instagram post just two weeks before the shooting, the rapper posted a video of himself with a big chain dancing shirtless, captioned
"Dis Gonna Be a Good Summer." According to tour dates posted on SeatGeek.com and the rapper's website,
he was scheduled to perform at American Dream Mall's Nickelodeon Universe theme park on July 22, as well as at several concerts in Europe.