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Chicago rapper King Louie was on Dec. 23 while inside a vehicle, surviving the assault despite gloating from city gang members that they offed him. King Louie was a guest on CNN Monday with Don Lemon talking about his ordeal and his bid to quell the gun violence at home.

The 27-year-old rapper born Louis Johnson explained that he was visiting a friend in Chicago’s Southside section when his parked vehicle was hit with 22 shots, seven of those striking him. He added that three slugs are still present in his body with two in his chest and one still in his head.

Louie seemed to be in decent spirits despite the attempt on his life and shared that he’ll be working with a city nonprofit aimed at getting people to “put the guns” down and end gang violence. Louie’s answers were largely vague, but he says that prayer got him over the poor health hump.

Watch King Louie’s interview with CNN in the clip below.

[h/t Vulture]

Photo: screen cap/CNN