Rapper Lil Tjay arrested in NYC with loaded gun in car: cops

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Rapper Lil Tjay arrested in NYC with loaded gun in car: cops

Rapper Lil Tjay was busted in The Bronx on Monday after cops found a loaded firearm inside a car he was riding in, police said.

The 21-year-old musician, whose real name is Tione Jayden Merritt, was in a car with several friends when cops pulled them over for unknown reasons.

The Bronx-born rapper and one of his pals were taken into custody with charges pending, cops said.

The “Brothers” artist, who is signed to Columbia Records, appears to have been in the borough to shoot a music video, according to social media posts.

NYC rapper Lil Tjay
The Bronx-born rapper and one of his pals were taken into custody with charges pending.
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NYC rapper Lil Tjay
Lil Tjay appears to have been in the borough to shoot a music video.
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“Video shooot today lol it’s litt,” reads a post on his Instagram story.

The bust comes seven months after Lil Tjay was shot several times during an attempted robbery at an Edgewater, New Jersey, shopping plaza.

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