News: Dipset Associate JR Writer Confirms Being Shot, "They Tried To Kill Ya Boy"

Monday, Oct 12, 2009 3:00PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Dipset associate J.R. Writer has confirmed recent reports of being shot over the weekend and is currently recovering from a near-fatal incident.

The rapper assured fans of his stable well-being Monday (October 12) morning.

Details are still releasing, but Diplomats affiliate J.R. Writer has confirmed to HipHopDX that he was shot last evening, in Bronx, New York. Both Writer's and his brother, rapper Fred Money's Twitter accounts alerted fans yesterday. At last report, both rappers were presently signed to Babygrande Records. (Hip Hop DX)

Writer hinted at his near death situation via Twitter yesterday.

"Thank the Lord I'm Alive, they tried to kill ya boy.," he wrote. (J.R. Writer's Twitter)

Accounts of what allegedly went down have begun to circulate online.

On Saturday night, NY rapper JR Writer was shot. Reports are still sketchy but word is that he was ambushed by a group of goons and was lucky to escape with his life. We have confirmed that JR is in good shape and he's expected to make a full recovery from the shooting. No word yet on who did it, or whether the streets (or police) have any suspects. (Media Take Out)

The rapper has been an associate of Dipset since 2003.

Writer landed some tracks on Diplomat projects and appeared as a guest on Cam'ron's album Purple Haze. His aboveground full-length debut was supposed to hit the streets in 2005, but it took until 2006 for the ambitious History in the Making to land on the Koch label. After the fourth volume of Writer's Block, he hooked up with Babygrande for the fifth volume of the series, as well as 2008's Politics and Bullsh*t. (All Music)

No further details have been released as of now.

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