Yo Gotti Has Been Named a ‘Person of Interest’ in Young Dolph Shooting
According to TMZ, law enforcement has confirmed that both Yo Gotti and Young Dolph were at the Loews Hotel in Hollywood when a “disagreement” quickly turned violent.
It is unclear if Gotti was armed at the time of the altercation or if he has been questioned at all by police.
“They had an argument, which escalated to a physical fight. At one point, Young Dolph was knocked to the ground. And then one of the suspects pulled out a handgun and began shooting at him,” LAPD Detective Meghan Aguilar said, according to KTLA. Police are allegedly looking for "two black men and a Hispanic man.”
Dolph was shot in the valet parking area of the Loews Hollywood Hotel. He was able to run to the nearby Shoe Palace.
No arrests have been made, but a man has been held for questioning.
“We have one individual detained. We’re not sure if that was the person who shot Young Dolph,” said Detective Aguilar.
Dolph and Gotti have a tumultuous history. Back in 2014, Dolph declined a record deal from Gotti; and last year, Dolph mentioned the bad blood on Twitter:
"Bra went from bein my #1 fan and wanting to sign me to bein my BIGGEST HATER😂 #Facts"
Shortly thereafter, Dolph announced that his album would be named King of Memphis, in an obvious jab at Gotti's famous moniker. A month later, Blac Youngsta appeared in Dolph's Memphis neighborhood with guns and goons; weeks later he released "Shake Sum," a Dolph diss track. A few months later, Youngsta says things are squashed.
But Dolph releases the Gotti diss "Play Wit Yo Bitch" in early 2017. Gotti downplays the track, but Dolph insists that Gotti is subliminally dissing him repeatedly in songs. Gotti finally drops "Don't Beef With Me" in February. Dolph's car is shot up in North Carolina weeks later.
In May, Blac Youngsta turned himself into police on weapons charges after the February shooting incident.