On Saturday night, the Memphis rapper Young Dolph — who released the very strong album Gelato earlier this month — was in Charlotte to perform at a nightclub. Before his show, there was a shooting. BET reports that someone hit Dolph’s SUV head-on and then fired more than 100 bullets at him point-blank. But according to reports, Dolph’s vehicle was bulletproof. Not only did he escape the shooting unharmed, but he still performed that night.
Right now, Dolph is embroiled in a bitter feud with his crosstown Memphis rival Yo Gotti, and there’s plenty of speculation that Gotti, or some Gotti supporter, may have been behind the shooting. (It’s all pure speculation, of course.) And when Dolph performed at Palace, he gave an especially spirited rendition of his Gotti diss track “Play Wit Yo Bitch,” then posted an Instagram of himself doing it. Watch video of that performance below.
If all the reports are true, that is a hall-of-fame act of badass defiance.