It hit fans like a ton of bricks Wednesday when news came out that 36 year old rapper, Young Dolph was killed just outside his fave bakery, Makeda’s Bakery on Airways Blvd.
Trying to kill two birds with one stone, The ‘Death Row’ rapper was actually preparing to do a turkey giveaway that’s anticipated every year in the neighborhood. Additionally, he stopped at West Cancer Treatment Center to show gratitude to the staff for the nurturing care given to a family member.
“Our associates were deeply touched by his sincerity and effort to extend such gratitude,” the cancer center’s statement said. “During his visit, Dolph explained that he would soon venture to donate turkeys to the Memphis community at a variety of community centers across the city before Thanksgiving — which is yet another testament to his gracious heart.”huffpost
Hours following the shooting, rumors began circulating about possible suspects in the murder. And the news media issued pictures of suspects
LONG LIVE YOUNG DOLPH 🙏 pic.twitter.com/2lpaVcSFWD— Rolling Loud (@RollingLoud) November 17, 2021
According to TMZ, a close source shared that Young Dolph was completely unaware of any beefs going on. Plus, he had a whole week of charity events set up; which makes his murder that much more puzzling. Although, there is history of Yo Gotti and Young Dolph having beef in the past, Gotti hasn’t spoken out nor is he a suspect. So it’s unclear as of now who the culprit is, but police are still on the hunt.
Backstory on Young Dolph and Yo Gotti’s Beef
Following the release of his debut album ‘King of Memphis’; which is a title that Gotti reportedly used to refer to himself. … Dolph claimed that Gotti had wanted to sign him to his label, but Dolph turned him down. In 2016, Dolph hinted that Gotti wasn’t a fan, tweeting: “Bra went from bein my #1 fan and wanting to sign me to bein my BIGGEST HATER.”
Another Shooting Took Place Near The Rapper’s Memorial
Apparently, a lot of shootings are taking place in that neighborhood, because while mourners gathered together for comfort, a man was shot nearby. Investigation still undergoing.