Rapper hospitalised after shooting at his home

US rapper Beanie Sigel was hospitalised this weekend after being shot outside his home in New Jersey.

The protoge of Jay-Z, real name Dwight Grant, was reportedly shot in the stomach and taken to hospital with a life-threatening injury.

The 40-year-old underwent surgery for the injury, and was later reported to be awake and recovering after the procedure.

The star’s attorney, Fortunato Perri, told NBC that Sigel had just returned from dropping his children off at school when he happened upon a fight near his home. It is believed that Sigel was the unintended victim in the shooting.

A relative described the family’s shock over the incident: “The whole thing is a tragedy. It’s just very sad and I just ask that everybody keep our family in prayer that he pulls through.”

Investigators have apparently been in to Sigel to question him over the series of events.

We’re wishing him a speedy recovery after his traumatic ordeal.