Rickey Smiley’s Daughter Shot Three Times In Houston
Aaryn Smiley, Rickey Smiley’s daughter, shot three times while she was waiting for food at a Whataburger location in Houston, last night.
Prayers up for the youngest daughter of popular radio host and comedian Rickey Smiley.
Rickey Smiley fought back tears as he revealed this morning on his morning show that he had just found out a few hours earlier that his daughter was shot.
Rickey reported sadly his daughter is in a Houston hospital to go under surgery. While he’s being patient for flights to open up as many were overbooked because of COVID.
Rickey Smiley thanked God for protecting his daughter
He said: Those of you that watched “Rickey Smiley For Real” on TV One watched my kids grow up. My daughter didn’t deserve to become a gunshot victim, but thank God for protecting her.
Smiley, a Birmingham native, comedian and radio DJ, explained the shooting on his radio program you can watch below, Listen to the clip and keep his family lifted in prayer.
The star of the “Rickey Smiley Morning Show” was mentioning the violent 4th of July weekend that saw above 100 Black people shot in many major metropolises.
As 51-year-old Smiley spoke about the tragic murder of toddlers and young children in major cities such as Atlanta, Chicago and Washington in the past few days, Smiley first revealed that his youngest daughter, Aaryn, was also a victim of gun violence.
“This is no discredit to Black Lives Matter, because I believe that and I am with that movement 110 percent,” he added. “One has nothing to do with the other, but there are some criminals in our community and we need to do something about it.”
“I wasn’t going to even say anything, but I’ve been sitting up here all morning with butterflies in my stomach trying to do a show,” Smiley started. “My youngest daughter was shot last night.”
“I wasn’t going to even say anything, but I’ve been sitting up here all morning with butterflies in my stomach trying to do a show,” Smiley began on Monday, July 6, 2020. “My youngest daughter was shot last night.”
Smiley’s co-hosts gasped in collective horror.
Famed co-host Gary With the Tea was the first to gather himself and asked how Smiley’s daughter was doing. Perhaps the others were too afraid to ask out of fear of the answer.
“She’s fine,” Smiley said as his co-hosts exhaled audibly. Smiley then repeated it. “She’s fine.”
He does plan to drive from Dallas to Houston after taking the first flight out. The frustrated radio host went on to vent about gun violence in the Black community.
Aaryn Smiley is Rickey Smiley’s youngest daughter. It was just three years ago that the celebrity father celebrated his baby girl’s high school graduation. “My baby is graduating high school,” Rickey told his fans. “She’s very smart,” the celebrity father said. “She’s going to Xavier and then she’s going to medical school.”
Rickey thanked his fans for their support in an Instagram post that gave an update on his daughter’s condition. “I really appreciate your support,” the celebrity dad said.
Rickey is father of four children.
Aaryn Smiley is expected to make a full recovery.
Our prayers are with Aaryn and the entire Smiley family.
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