Lil Nizzy (born Nasir Talington) and his 16-year-old cousin Hakin Bey were on their bikes when gunfire rang out on Monday morning. Najae Talington found her brother and Bey bleeding in the street around 12:30 am.
Nizzy is said to be in stable condition but temporarily paralyzed. Bey is also listed in stable condition. Both young men will have to undergo additional surgeries.
Police believe the shooter ran from the scene. Investigators have not announced a motive for the shooting, but Najae assumes Lil Nizzy's growing success created envious rivals.
"I think it was jealousy because he don't bother nobody. He minds his business," she said about her sibling.
Lil Nizzy, a rhymer supposedly affiliated with Meek Mill's Dreamchasers crew, recently released The Chemist. YFN Lucci and Don Q contributed to the project.