Who was JayDaYoungan and what was his cause of death? | The Sun

MUSIC star JayDaYoungan was best known for his exploits as a popular American rapper.

But are rumours that the star is dead true? Here's everything you need to know.

Who was JayDaYoungan?

JayDaYoungan, real name Javorius Scott, is a 24-year-old American rapper.

He grew up in Bogalusa, a city of around 10,600 located north of New Orleans near the Mississippi border.

The popular music star has charted on the Billboard Top 200 with albums multiple times.

This past June the rapper was released from prison after serving a seven-month term.

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He had pleaded guilty to violating the Federal Gun Control Act.

JayDaYoungan was on house arrest as part of his release conditions prior to his death.

What was his cause of death?

JayDaYoungan has died and a family member has been injured after both were allegedly shot in his hometown of Bogalusa, police said.

The incident occurred shortly before 6pm on Wednesday July 27.

Another person police described as a close family member, Kenyatta Scott Sr., was wounded but was stable, police said.

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Officers responded to the reports to a report of a shooting around 5:50 p.m. and found one victim critically injured, and that the second victim had been taken to a hospital, police said.

"We can now identify the victims as Javorius Scott, A.K.A. Jay da Youngin, and his father, Kenyatta Scott Sr.," a police statement read.

"We can also confirm that Javorius Scott has died as a result of his injuries. 

"Kenyatta Scott has been transported to another facility and we have been told he is in stable condition."

Fans are mourning the artist online, with one Twitter user writing that JayDaYoungan was "one of the best artists out of Louisiana."

Bogalusa Mayor Wendy O’Quin-Perrette in a statement called it a senseless shooting and said her thoughts and prayers were with the victims.

What were his most popular songs?

JayDaYoungan rose to prominence in the late 2010s, with tracks like Opps, 23 Island and Elimination.

He's released 14 projects including the album Baby23 in June of 2020. 

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JayDaYoungan's 2019 album Misunderstood reached 43 on the Billboard Top 200 that year, and the 2020 album “Baby23” reached No. 46.

The star released his most recent EP, All Is Well, in March.

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