Lil Tjay Drops 50 Cent ‘Many Men’ Freestyle After Surviving Shooting

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Lil Tjay has remixed 50 Cent’s “Many Men,” from his 2003 debut album Get Rich or Die Tryin’, after surviving a shooting in New Jersey.

The Bronx native released his own version titled “FACESHOT” on YouTube over the weekend, which was accompanied by artwork depicting Tjay’s head superimposed onto 50’s body from his Get Rich or Die Tryin’ album cover.

Channeling the defiant spirit of the G-Unit boss’ original, the song found the 21-year-old addressing the near-fatal shooting and issuing a warning to the triggerman, while celebrating the fact he’s made a full recovery after suffering seven gunshot wounds.

“Type of guy try to take sum’ from me? Boy, you high / And I ain’t sayin’ he the suspect, but lil homie out an eye / All streets rules apply, I got hit, ain’t wonder why / All quiet, all I know is when they see me it’s goodbye,” he rapped.

“I know many men, out there wanna get me, tell ’em ‘bend again’ / Never on no scary shit, not afraid like Eminem / Singin’ n-gga, but you sleep on me that be your flaw / Lettin’ me live that was stupid, must think one plus two is four.”

Later in the song, Tjay mentioned 50 Cent by name while revealing he didn’t actually get permission to use the “Many Men” beat: “I know 50 might not share this, ’cause he fuck with the opps / Just pray he don’t take it down the moment it drop / I ain’t get this shit clear, but it’s clear that only one n-gga gon’ be here to survive all the comin’ years.”

Prior to its release, Lil Tjay wrote on Instagram: “This what ya wanted lmaoo[.] Guess it’s time to shake sh## up[.] I woke up feeling like @50cent , yk what that means[.] after this ima just go mainstream on ya. Fu%k around get my teeth done and sh##[.] go get that movie money what ya think #power?”

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“FACESHOT” comes just a few days after Lil Tjay posted a photo of him hanging out with 50 Cent, with both New Yorkers flashing big smiles for the camera. “MANY MEN??” he captioned the photo, teasing his freestyle.

In June, Lil Tjay was shot seven times during an attempted robbery while sitting in his car outside a Chipotle restaurant in Edgewater, New Jersey. The 21-year-old was rushed into emergency surgery and was later reported to have been unconscious and breathing through a tube for several days.

50 Cent suffered a similar ordeal in May 2000 when he was shot nine times in front of his grandmother’s house in South Jamaica, Queens.

Tjay made his triumphant return with “Beat The Odds” on August 26, which heard him thanking his fans for their support throughout the entire process. The accompanying music video captured the rapper recording his vocals in his hospital bed with his bullet wounds on display.