Chicago rapper King Louie survives gunshot to the head

King Louie performs at House Of Blues Chicago on September 20, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Barry Brecheisen/Getty Images)

Combined ShapeCaption
King Louie performs at House Of Blues Chicago on September 20, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Barry Brecheisen/Getty Images)

Louis Johnson Jr. (the rapper's real name) was shot while sitting in a vehicle, police said.

A local television station reported the rapper was grazed by the bullet.

Johnson's spokesman said the rapper was "awake and talking," according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

King Louie is credited with the term “Chiraq” more than six years ago, but he apparently wasn’t crazy about Spike Lee, who released a film by that name earlier this month. On the same day the film was released, King Louie released a song that cursed Spike Lee in the title.