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Gucci Mane associate Waka Flocka Flame was shot in the arm on Tuesday (January 19) in his hometown of Atlanta during a botched robbery attempt. XXLMag.com caught up with DJ Holiday, a longtime associate of the So Icey camp, to find out how the 23-year-old rapper, born Juaqin Malphurs, is recuperating.

Holiday has been in the hospital to visit Flocka over the last two days, and, although optimistic, he details a tough recovery for the up-and comer.

“He’s actually responding better,” the mixtape king told XXL. “He got shot in the arm and the other one hit him in the shoulder and it moved around and hit him [near his] lung…so he has a hard time really breathing and moving.”

“The bullet is lodged on the right side of his chest up under his arm,” he continued, “and that’s where the most trauma was.”

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