JayDaYoungan was tragically shot and killed in his home state of Louisiana on Wednesday (July 27). While the Hip Hop world is in mourning following the 24-year-old’s death, his frequent collaborator Yungeen Ace took to Instagram on Thursday (July 28) to pay tribute to his fallen friend.
Ace’s relationship with JayDaYoungan was a complicated one. The Florida native had his ups and downs throughout his friendship with the “23 Island” rapper, which looked to end with the two not on speaking terms at the time of JayDaYoungan’s death.
“Damn I wasn’t even gone come post Brudda cause this shit been eating me in the inside cause we wasn’t seeing eye to eye bout some shit we could of rekindled,” he wrote. “I wanted to Kall you so bad Brudda it was just our pride in the way dawg we was better den that shit we was going thru shit was so little damn la Brudda.
“I hate even going thru this shit again and again all my love go out to yo family yuno I love them like They mines they always treated me like family I always been in yo corner I always wanted you to win Brudda no matter what it was I wish I could call you Brudda I’ll trade all these memories in just to make 1 more new one with you @jaydayoungan I’m lost hurt broken twin I love you foreva!”
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The tear-jerking post featured a montage of all the times Yungeen Ace enjoyed with his “Opps” collaborator throughout their careers, which included the epic moment of Ace picking up Jay from jail in style with a luxurious Maybach in late 2020.
Jay and Ace came into the rap game together generating a buzz around 2018 and they linked up for a joint project in 2019 titled Can’t Speak On It. In more recent months, it seems the two had a falling out as they unfollowed each other on Instagram and stopped promoting one another’s music, which was the norm in the past.
JayDaYoungan — born Javorius Scott — was shot outside his home in Bogalusa, Louisiana on Wednesday along with a close relative, who reportedly remains hospitalized in stable condition. Jay was 24 years old.