Funeral service held for slain rapper JayDaYoungan

Rapper Javorius Scott, aka JayDaYoungan, was shot to death July 27 in his hometown of Bogalusa...
Rapper Javorius Scott, aka JayDaYoungan, was shot to death July 27 in his hometown of Bogalusa at age 24.(@JayDaYoungan/Instagram)
Published: Aug. 7, 2022 at 10:07 AM CDT
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BOGALUSA, La. (WVUE) - A funeral service for slain rapper JayDaYoungan was held Sunday (Aug. 7) in the auditorium of Bogalusa High School.

Javorius Scott, aka JayDaYoungan, was killed in his hometown on July 27 in a double shooting that also left his father Kenyatta Scott Sr. wounded. The burgeoning rap star with 2.8 million followers on Instagram was 24.

A public memorial service for Louisiana rapper Javorius Scott (JayDaYoungan) was held Sunday...
A public memorial service for Louisiana rapper Javorius Scott (JayDaYoungan) was held Sunday (Aug. 7) at Bogalusa High School.(WVUE-Fox 8)

No arrests have been made in the fatal shooting, which happened around 5:50 p.m. in the 600 block of Superior Avenue, according to authorities.

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“He’s been in here often,” Mindy West, the manager of a Bogalusa gas station said. “He was never rude or anything when he came in here. He was really friendly. He’s really popular out this way for sure.”

When asked how this will affect the community, West said, “Oh, it’s going to be bad.”

Scott had recently signed a deal with Atlantic Records after amassing millions of followers and streams. He was most known for his singles “23 Island,” “Elimination” and “Opps.”

Bogalusa rapper Javorius Scott, aka JayDaYoungan, was fatally shot July 27 in his hometown at...
Bogalusa rapper Javorius Scott, aka JayDaYoungan, was fatally shot July 27 in his hometown at age 24.(WVUE-Fox 8)

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