Rapper J Money in 'critical condition' after being shot and robbed in Rolls-Royce owned by Korean prince
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Atlanta rapper J Money was reportedly robbed of his jewelry and shot while riding in a Rolls-Royce owned by a member of the Korean royal family. The incident occurred at about 4.20 pm on Nov 18 outside the opulent Kurve apartment building in Los Angeles, Fox News reported. Los Angeles Police Department officials stated that J Money was sitting in the car parked in front of the Kurve apartment building at the corner of Wilshire and Hoover, on the outskirts of Los Angeles' Westlake and Koreatown neighborhoods.
According to eyewitnesses, the victim was apparently injured but was able to walk with the assistance of others while police and paramedics arrived on the scene to help. The rapper was conscious and breathing, but he was later taken to the hospital in critical condition, according to LAPD.
As per AceShowbiz, the robbers took three metal chains and J Money's Rolex watch. Since the culprits fled the site after the robbery and shooting and before police arrived, no arrests have been made. Although an inquiry has been started, no one has been taken into custody as of yet.
An investigation has since established that Rolls-Royce did not actually belong to J Money. It's assumed that Andrew Lee, the car's registered owner, provided him with a rental car. In addition to being an entrepreneur, Lee is also the crown prince of Korea. He is the creator of the VPN security service London Trust Media. Additionally, Lee is recognized as the Joseon Dynasty's heir, which ruled Korea from 1392 to 1897. Whether he was the target or in the car when the robbery took place is still unknown. In 2018, Lee was recognized as a relative by Korea's Imperial Highness King Yi Seok, who also named him the family's crown prince. Despite having no real authority, the Korean Royal Family is given "preference and recognition" in the nation as well as in the media.
J Money, formerly known as J Futuristic, has collaborated with many artists, including Zaytoven, Migos, and Soulja Boy. He also recently recovered from cancer. He posted on his Instagram account thanking fans for their support and love while he was battling cancer. He has also had multiple legal run-ins, including a 2010 charge of child molestation.