Young Dolph’s GF Promotes ‘Black Men Deserve to Grow Old’ Campaign After Fatal Shooting

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The longtime girlfriend of Young Dolph, the Memphis rapper who was shot and killed, pens a heartfelt message. 

Mia Jaye, the longtime girlfriend of Young Dolph, speaks for the first time after her boyfriend was shot and killed on Wednesday.  

The superstar Memphis rapper and pillar of the community, whose real name is Adolph Robert Thornton Jr., was gunned down while he was reportedly buying cookies at a popular local store.  

Jaye penned the heartfelt and heartbreaking messages on her since expired Instagram Stories.  

One post read: “Question is… How am I going to tell to my babies that daddy is never coming home? “#prayforme”  

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In another post, Jaye wrote: “God give me strength…Adolph I love you with all my heart and soul.”  

Jaye’s Instagram Stories originated from an August post of Young Dolph and other Black men with their children in an ode to Black men deserving to live long and loving lives.  

“Why Do Black Men Deserve To Grow Old?”  

“Because it is their Birthright! When God created each individual, he assigned them a task to fulfill and when these men are taken from this world prematurely, that Task… Purpose… Assignment may be left undone,” Jaye’s post continued. “The task might be to raise children. To pour all of their wisdom, power and strength into them so that, they can fulfill their purpose when they become a Man, and that child deserves to grow old too!”  

“Thank you to everyone for all of your prayers, love, support, calls, messages… I may not see them all but when my eyes are not full of tears, I catch a few…” Jaye wrote. “Nonetheless, all the genuine positive vibes, energy and prayers are welcome…because Lord knows I need them.”  

A day after the shooting, Memphis police released surveillance photos of the two suspects they believe killed Young Dolph. 

“This shooting is another example of the senseless gun violence we are experiencing locally and nationwide,” Memphis Police Chief Cerelyn “CJ” Davis said. “Our hearts go out to the Thornton family and all who are affected by this horrific act of violence.”  

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