After Dolph’s death, his girlfriend breaks her silence to thank fans for their ‘Genuine Positive Vibes.’
Mia Jaye, Young Dolph’s long-term companion, thanked everyone for their “love” and “support” the day after he was killed in a horrible incident.
“I appreciate everyone’s prayers, love, support, phone calls, and texts. Mia Jaye posted to her Instagram story on Thursday (Nov. 18), one day after her longtime lover, Young Dolph, was shot and died outside a cookie shop in Memphis, Tennessee.
“I may not see them all, but when my eyes aren’t full of tears, I catch a few,” she wrote. He was 36 years old at the time. Mia was heartbroken by the murder, which sent shockwaves across the hip-hop community. “However, I appreciate all true positive vibes, energy, and prayers… because Lord knows I need them,” she concluded.
Mia and Dolph have two children: Ari, a daughter, and Tre, a son. She shared an Instagram Story of Dolph playing with Ari before posting her message of thanks. “The question is… She captioned the devastating video, “How am I ever going to tell my babies that papa is never coming home?” “God grant me strength…,” she wrote on the next slide. “I love you with all my heart and soul, Adolph.”
On Wednesday (Nov. 18), young Dolph (born Adolph Robert Thornton Jr.) was shopping at Makeda’s Butter Cookies when an automobile came up to the bakery. Two accused gunmen got out of the vehicle, stood in front of Makeda’s, and began fire, according to photos acquired by FOX13.
One of the claimed shooters looked to be carrying a semi-automatic rifle, while the other allegedly fired a handgun into the business. Young Dolph stopped at a neighborhood gas station to fill up before going to the bakery, and footage showed him sporting a yellow t-shirt and pants. Sadly, this silent clip would be the last time he was captured alive.
“This shooting is again another example of the senseless gun violence that we are witnessing in our community and around the country.” According to CNN, Memphis Police Chief Cerelyn “CJ” Davis remarked following Dolph’s shooting, “Our hearts go out to the Thornton family and everyone who have been affected by this awful act of violence.”
“If you don’t have to be out tonight, we strongly advise you to stay at home.” We also highly advise everyone to maintain their composure as we do our inquiry.” The police chief stated that the agency is “determined to work with the community to halt the senseless murders” and that “those guilty for today’s shooting and others will be brought to justice.”