The rising N.O. rapper was 27 years old.
While the police have not released the identity of the victim, friends and family members, including Jerome’s cousin, Glen Bell, have confirmed the tragic news, reports NOLA.com. “He was a very uplifting individual,” Bell said. “A very positive individual. Very impactful.”
YoungN’s career appeared to be on the rise through his affiliation with Birdman and his Rich Gang collective. Last November, he appeared in a viral clip in which Birdman showed off his gold toilet.
In February, YoungN released his project 2nd Feed Up.
A message regarding YoungN’s death has been posted on his official Facebook page. It requests that the privacy of the rapper’s friends and family be respected at this time, and asks for further information on Jerome’s murder. Read it below.
RIP BTY YoungN.