Blac Youngsta Arrested in Connection to Young Dolph Charlotte ShootingIn February of this year, Young Dolph‘s SUV was shot at over 100 times outside the annual CIAA event in Charlotte. His vehicle was luckily bulletproof, so nobody was harmed, but ever since, police have been pursuing suspects in the case. On Tuesday (May 16), fellow Memphis rapper Blac Youngsta surrendered to Charlotte authorities on charges related to the shooting.
TMZ reports Youngsta, along with two other men, surrendered to police after warrants were issued for their arrest in the investigation of the shooting. An official from the Mecklenburg County Jail confirmed to XXL the rapper born Sammie Marquez Benson was charged with six counts of discharging a firearm into occupied property and one count of felony conspiracy. Youngsta was later released from Mecklenburg County Jail at 2:07 p.m. He is scheduled for a court hearing Wednesday, May 17.
Back in March, we hung out with Dolph after the shooting took place. When asked who he thought targeted him, he said,
“I got no clue. I really don’t even give a damn. Like, to tell you the honest truth. I really don’t give a damn.” He continued, “I come from the streets. I come from, like, this shit been happening. I been having haters, I’ve been having, I’ve been a target, know what I’m saying, to people that I intimidate, know what I’m saying? So, only thing that I can do is take this shit and keep going, know what I’m saying? And what I don’ figured out is like, the more I live, the bigger and greater I’ma get just because the person that I am, know what I’m saying? So that mean, the haters and the negativity, that shit gonna get bigger too, you know what I mean? But, at the end of the day, man, I’m good.”
Blac Youngsta is signed to Yo Gotti’s CMG imprint, and with Dolph and Gotti’s beef brewing for awhile now, many wondered if Youngsta had anything to do with the shooting.
In a statement provided to XXL, Youngsta’s team claims lyrics from Dolph’s Bulletproof project were the basis for the warrants served: “Memphis-based rap artist Blac Youngsta has turned himself in on charges filed in Charlotte, N.C. The warrants served were based on lyrics from rapper Young Dolph’s Bulletproof Mixtape. Youngsta will await arraignment while he maintains his innocence