Young Dolph’s murder is under investigation, but a new report could shed more light on his state of mind in the days leading up to his death.
According to TMZ, the rapper returned to Memphis and was unaware of any lingering beef or recent threats to his life.
Sources close to Dolph say he was excited to be back in his hometown, and had planned a week of charitable events for his community, including his annual Thanksgiving turkey ride.
He apparently felt safe enough to move around his town without guards, leading to his fateful stop at Makeda’s Cookies, where he was shot by two assailants.
His focus was on spreading positivity in Memphis with multiple charity events planned. Rather than cancel, his Paper Route Empire record label decided to keep Dolph’s legacy of giving alive and continue distributing turkeys in Dolph’s Castalia neighborhood.
“We are only representing Young Dolph and preserving the legacy, letting everyone know that we will continue to do so every year,” said Dolph recording artist Snupe Bandz, who attended Friday’s event.
For years, Young Dolph held a giveaway in Turkey for people in his community in Memphis
Instead of canceling the event after the rapper’s death, his artists are continuing it in his honor pic.twitter.com/5c31kkT9VG
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) Nov 20, 2021
Dolph was at Makeda’s Cookies, a local spot he frequented on Tuesday, when he was ambushed by two men, who opened fire and killed him. Police have released images of the two masked gunmen outside the cookie shop. After the shooting, officers were called to Yo Gotti’s Prive restaurant for fear of retaliation. Dolph and Gotti have had issues in the past, but Gotti has not been linked to the murder.
In the wake of his death, Dolph’s longtime partner, Mia Jaye, shared a touching tribute to the father of her two children, while friends including Monica, Megan Thee Stallion and Rick Ross took to social media to mourn the tragic loss.