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YBN Almighty Jay named as a suspect in felony theft case

Terry Carter

 // Feb 18, 2019

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YBN Almighty Jay is being investigated for felony theft, according to TMZ.

On Thursday (Feb. 14), the 19-year-old rapper was filming videos in Chatsworth, CA with another artist when he allegedly stole a $40k chain, $20k Rolex, and $20k in cash from New Jersey rapper Skinnyfromthe9. The rappers were reportedly using Skinnyfromthe9's cash and jewelry as props for social media skits before the robbery took place.

Almighty Jay and Skinnyfromthe9 were working on music together just days before the theft and the rapper reportedly slept at Skinnyfromthe9's home during their recording sessions.

TMZ obtained surveillance footage from the incident which shows two men approaching Skinnyfromthe9 in his Range Rover. The men engage in a tussle with the rapper and dash from the vehicle shortly after with the goods. Officials are now listing Almighty Jay as one of the suspects in the alleged crime which is considered a felony of grand theft.

Although neither party has addressed the recent reports of theft, the investigation remains ongoing. No charges have been filed against Almighty Jay as of yet.

The Texas native has made a name for himself as part of the hip-hop collective known as Young Boss Niggaz. There are now 12 people inside the group: founder YBN Nahmir, YBN Almighty Jay, YBN Cordae, YBN Glizzy, YBN Manny, YBN Lil E, YBN Lil Nathan, YBN Nicky Baandz, YBN Malik, YBN Pooh, YBN Walker, and YBN Dayday. YBN member Valley died from a heart attack in 2015.

In July 2018, the group announced their first world tour which spanned across France and Ireland in the Fall. Their first full-length project, YBN: The Mixtape, was announced in August 2018 and released on Sept. 7, 2018.

The success of the group has helped Almighty Jay reach over 1.1 million followers on Instagram.

More on the felony theft investigation as it develops.

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