Famous American rapper JayDaYoungan shot dead aged just 24

Famous American rapper JayDaYoungan shot dead aged just 24

The world of American rap is once again in mourning. JayDaYoungan, known in particular for his singles “23 Island”, “Elimination” and “opps”, died in a shootout outside his home, police said in Bogalusa, a small town in Louisiana, where the rapper was from. The shots took place this Wednesday, July 27 around 6 p.m., or 2 a.m. French time. On their Facebook account, the city authorities indicated that a second victim had been taken care of. It would be a close family member of JayDaYoungan, who was injured but is now in stable condition.

“We can now identify the victims as Javorius Scott aka JayDaYoungan and close family member Kenyatta Scott Sr. We can also confirm that Javorius scott has died of his injuries. Kenyatta Scott Sr. was transported to another facility and we have been advised that he is in stable condition. Detectives are currently conducting investigations and hearings. Additional information will follow as it becomes available.”, the Bogalusa Police Department said on social media. Bogalusa City Mayor Wendy O’Quin-Perrette called for “pray for the victims, their families and our city” and to leave “the police do their job”.

As a reminder, the rapper had signed with Atlantic Records in 2017. He had since released several mixtapes and his first album in June 2020. The artist had also collaborated with big names, such as Latto, Lil Durk Boosie Badazz and Moneybagg Yo, has reported Subway. On Youtube, the rapper counted almost 800 million views. JayDaYoungan had recently had to deal with justice. Last December, he was indicted by a grand jury for possession of weapons and faced up to five years in prison.

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