Rising rapper JayDaYoungan died on Wednesday night after being shot outside his home in Louisiana.
The 24-year-old musician, best known for his hits “23 Island” and “Elimination,” was shot along with Kenyatta Scott Sr., a male relative, the Bogalusa Police Department confirmed to The Post.
The shooting took place just before 6 p.m., with the rapper – whose real name is Javorias Tykies Scott – was taken to hospital in critical condition.
Police said Jayadayungan eventually died before midnight.
The rapper’s relative remains stable.
“This is a very fluid situation. Our officers are working diligently to identify the subjects responsible for these crimes,” the police said in a statement.
Police said another shooting took place about 30 minutes after the rapper was involved. Officials said it was likely linked to the shooting.
According to his social media posts, JayDaYoungan is survived by a young son.
Hours before his untimely death, the rapper posted a video on Instagram of a baby believed to be his son.
The rapper signed a music deal with Atlantic Records in 2017. According to his bio on Pandora, he gained popularity with “Spinning” and “Taking Off.”
His career saw him collaborate with artists including Lil Dirk, Lato and Moneybag Yo. He released his debut album “23 Is Back” in June 2021. His mixtape “Forever 23” and his first official studio effort “Baby23” both charted on Billboard.
He garnered over 1.2 million subscribers on YouTube and has over 2.7 million followers on Instagram.
The shooting comes just a month after he was released from prison on gun-related charges.
In October 2021, he was caught carrying a pistol with which he was not allowed to be armed as he simultaneously faces assault charges in Texas, as well as illegal possession of oxycodone. Were.
He was out on a $175,000 bond at the time after being arrested in September 2021 on suspicion of being an aide in second-degree murder.
It is still unclear whether the rapper was associated with the shooting.
He was sentenced to five years in prison on the gun charge, however, was released last month and was credited with serving time.