Trae tha Truth is on the mend after being shot early Wednesday morning, but the Houston rapper is more hurt by the death of his friend Dinky D.
On Wednesday, Trae tweeted "I Appreciate All Tha Prayers, Calls, & Luv.. I'm Ok ... I'm On The Road To Recovery... I Love Y'all..... #Amen," but on Thursday (June 21), he began to express his grief.
"Sitting Here Thinking & Being Greatful To Be Livin... But Can't explain Tha Pain Felt For Those Who Died #GodBlessTheDead ...," he wrote. "I done been through hell and back these last 3 years..& Thinking of Dinky Fighting for his last breath knowin nothing can be done... Damn."
Houston's self-proclaimed "King of the Streets" was rushed to the hospital and treated for his gunshot wound on Wednesday morning following a shootout at an after-hours club in Southwest Houston. While Trae has since been treated and released, three victims, including ABN crew member Dinky D and affiliate Poppa C, died at the scene.
"The injury that Trae Tha Truth sustained last evening in the form of a gun shot wound at Scores Night Club in Houston, TX, does not nearly compare to the wound he feels in his heart for the lives that were lost," read a press release that was sent to MTV News on behalf of the MC.
The shooting has not only affected family and friends but the Texas rap community as well. "RIP Dinky D and Poppa c," Bun B tweeted on Wednesday. Slim Thug followed with his own message. "Im just waking up hearing all this, we was all together yesterday prayers out to the whole #ABN I can't believe Dinky died #RIP Dinky."
Trae's press release urged that the rapper was not the intended target. "This shooting is nothing more than an extremely unfortunate incident in which Trae also fell victim to a random act of violence; the same act that Trae tirelessly attempts to prevent and protect Houston citizens through his 501(c)3 non profit organization, Angel By Nature," the statement read.
In an interview with XXLMag.com, Trae painted a picture for the horrific incident. "I'm not sure exactly what the altercation was necessarily about, but long story short, whatever transpired, they ran in my direction, so in the process of running in my direction, that kind of had everybody in the open," he said. "So as the altercation came my way, shots were being dispersed, but since it was coming our direction, it was a crowd of people. Everybody was wrong place, wrong time."
The death of Trae's close friend Clip D last November weighed heavily on the rapper. "I kinda went back in a shell. I got back in that zone where it was F the world, I didn't want to be bothered, I didn't want to look at nobody," Trae told Mixtape Daily during a February interview in Orlando, Florida.
No arrests have been made in connection to the shooting.
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