Obie Trice Recovering From New Year’s Eve Shooting

MC was shot in the head on Detroit freeway.

Rapper Obie Trice is at home recovering after being shot in the head in the early-morning hours of December 31.

His record label, Shady, released a statement Wednesday (January 4) saying that Trice — who was treated and released from the hospital on the same day he was shot — still has the bullet lodged in his skull. Doctors initially concluded that the bullet’s position made it too risky to operate upon and remove. In the coming days, they expect to determine whether it can be removed at a later time.

Trice was shot, while riding with his girlfriend on a Detroit freeway, by an unknown assailant in another vehicle. Michigan State Police are still investigating and no suspects have been named yet. In the statement, Trice declined to speculate on the reason for the shooting.

“This is living in Detroit, and that’s all,” he said. “You hear about it because it’s me, I got ties to Eminem or whatever, but I got people that are out there dealing with it every single day where I’m from. As far as all the rumors and guessing games, people talking road rage and all that nonsense, I’m not getting involved in any of that right now.”

According to his label, Obie is at home resting and will be checking in with his doctors again very soon.