Memphis police have reported that high-profile rapper Young Dolph was killed in a shooting on Wednesday while inside a cookie bakery. The shooting occurred at the renowned bakery, Makeda’s Homemade Butter Cookies.
Scores of Young Dolph’s fans arrived at the scene after the shooting to express grief and support.
In the hours after the shooting, Facebook and Twitter rumors also began to spread that the shooting. Gossipers said the shooting was connected to other Memphis rappers.
Memphis police have said there is no evidence to support the claims.
A police spokesman did confirm a shooting near Melrose High School. There were no injuries in this shooting, which was also shared across social media. Furthermore, any connection to the shooting of Young Dolph is unclear, police said.
Meanwhile, Memphis City Councilman J.B. Smiley and Tennessee State Rep. London Lamar called on the city to institute a curfew after Young Dolph’s shooting. With Smiley referring to “reports of additional shootings.”
Young Dolph was born in Chicago, Young Dolph, whose real name is Adolph Thornton Jr. He moved to Memphis as an infant with his mother. He launched his career with a series of mixtapes beginning in 2008. Even more, in recent years, Thornton had moved up the hip-hop ranks and Billboard charts. In 2016 he starred with Gold-certified hits like “Play With Yo B****” and “100 Shots” while his 2020’s “Rich Slave,” peaked at also No. 3 on the Billboard charts.
In 2016, Thornton released the King of Memphis album, a title previously espoused by Yo Gotti, whose real name is Mario Mims. The two rappers are said to have an ongoing feud.
Source: The Commercial Appeal
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