YOUNG Dolph was an up-and-coming rapper from Chicago, Illinois.

Dolph was tragically gunned down on November 17, 2021, according to authorities.

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What is the Young Dolph and Soulja Boy ...beef'? 

Prior to his death, Young Dolph and Soulja Boy were reportedly at odds on social media over money and their careers.

Dolph took to Instagram on November 10, 2021, to slam Soulja Boy, saying: “How da f*** I’m a independent artist and gettin 100rax plus for a show?”

“How da f*** @keyglock got more cars & ice than you & your ceo?”

Soulja Boy caught wind of Dolph’s comments online and snapped back, writing: “That’s big cap. 

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“They signed to @empire I’m really 100% Independent no cap.”

He then went on to address Dolph and his team directly via Instagram videos, writing: “Man, Young Dolph, if you don’t get your b ass artist out my mf* DM, n.” 

“F** you talkin’ bout, n**? N thought he was bulletproof ‘til he got shot like Dolph, n F you talkin’ ‘bout, n*? Ain’t you the n** getting shot at 100 times? 

“Ain’t you the n**** getting popped and shot at all the time? 

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“Y’all ba n** better get out of my DM. F* Paper Route. F** Key Glock. F*** Young Dolph. F all y’all n***.”

Soulja Boy is referencing the time in 2017, when Dolph's car was shot over 100 times in Charlotte, North Carolina, and the time Dolph was shot in Los Angeles a few months later.

It is unclear if Dolph responded to Soulja Boy's message at the time.

What happened to Young Dolph?

Dolph was involved in a shooting at Makeda's Cookies that resulted in his untimely death.

Maurice Hill, the store's owner, told FOX13 his employees said Dolph walked into the store to buy cookies.

The owner then claimed that someone drove up and shot inside the store, killing the rapper at around 1pm Wednesday afternoon.

According to police, a man was pronounced dead at the scene. They later confirmed the man to be Dolph.

Dolph’s notable camouflage Lamborghini was spotted in the parking lot of the bakery.

No information has been made available about the shooter at this point in time.

How has Soulja Boy responded to Young Dolph's death?

On November 19, 2021 - just two days after Dolph was shot and killed - Soulja took to Instagram Live where he spoke for 30 minutes.

According to XXL, the rapper suggested that if the shoe was on the other foot, and he had been killed, then people would have ...laughed....

...It would have been a whole bunch of, ...Ha ha ha, Soulja Boy should have kept his mouth shut,... the rapper protested.

Soulja also reportesly refused to share any condolences for Dolph as he claimed that he had been previously threatened by the late rapper's management team.

It came as Soulja was also pulled from two shows on the 2021 Millennium Tour, one of which was in Memphis, for precautionary reasons.

Organiser G-Squared Events said in a statement “The safety and welfare of our patrons are the first and foremost priority.”

...In times like this, we will stop at nothing to ensure that everyone that participates in these experiences is healthy, safe, and quite frankly having a good time.”

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