Who Is Jeffrey Valdez? Rapper Lil Tjay Friend Arrested For Attempted Murder

Accused arrested for Rapper Lil Tjay, attempted murder ( Source : Dailyvoice )

Jeffrey Valdez is a friend of Rapper Lil Tjay, who is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter.

He was arrested for weapon possession charges while Mohamed Konate was arrested for the attempted murder of a New York City rapper.

Let's learn more about the incident.

Who Is Jeffrey Valdez?

Jeffrey Valdez, 24, is a friend of Rapper Lil Tjay. Jeffrey was involved with Rapper Lil Tjay when they were attacked by a man. They were shot and robbed.

New Jersey police arrested Jeffrey Valdez and Antoine Boyd, both from the Bronx, who was with the rapper and allegedly armed when he was outside a shopping center in Edgewater.

The police told TMZ that the rapper had emergency surgery and was recovering, but was still not out of danger. The arrests are the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office under the direction of Chief Jason Love and the Edgewater Police Department under the directionof Chief Donald Martin.

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Attempted Murder On Rapper Lil Tjay And Friend

Rapper Lil Tjay, legal name Tione Jayden Merritt, was shot at a shopping promenade in Edgewater just after midnight Wednesday, in an attempted robbery against the rapper and two of his friends. 

Investigators have arrested the suspect of the attempted robbery, Mohamed Konate, 27, of New York City, on charges of attempted murder, armed robbery, and weapons offenses. 

Rapper lil Tjay was shot by a man
Rapper lil Tjay was shot by a man ( Source : Economictimes )

The rapper was with Jeffrey Valdez, 24, and Antoine Boyd, 22, while the incident happened. The rapper was shot multiple times and it also injured Boyd, Prosecutors said Wednesday night. 

Prosecutors had said earlier that one victim was taken to the hospital in critical condition but was by later described as stable, while the other victim was hospitalized with non-fatal injuries and is in "good" condition.

Jeffrey and Antoine both were also arrested following the incident on weapons possession charges and were both being held in Bergen County Jail. TMZ reported Wednesday morning that Merritt, underwent emergency surgery, citing law enforcement sources. 

Who Is Rapper Lil Tjay? Twitter Bio

Rapper Lil Tjay is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. He rose to fame in 2018 with his song "Resume" and signed to Columbia Records later that year. 

The songwriter's debut studio album, "True to Myself", was released in 2019. The following year, he released the mixtape "State of Emergency" which features only drill artists from New York City. 

Rapper Lil Tjay singing his songs
Rapper Lil Tjay singing his songs ( Source : Lovebylife )

His second studio album, which was released in 2021, Destined 2 Win included the single "Calling My Phone", a collaboration with American singer 6lack, his highest-charting song yet. Determined by his upbringing in the Bronx, Lil Tjay is a melodic rapper who regularly incorporates Auto-Tune in his songs. In an interview with Rolling Stone, he revealed that his biggest musical influences are Drake, Meek Mill, and Usher. 

The calling my phone singer has a huge fan following on his social media accounts. He has 7.1 million followers on his official Instagram account with the username "@liltjay" with only 3 posts. Likely, his official Twitter account has 959k followers with the same username as Instagram.