Atlanta rapper J Money has reportedly been shot and robbed of his jewelry while sitting in a Rolls-Royce belonging to a member of the Korean royal family.
According to Fox News, the incident took place on Friday (November 18) around 4:20 p.m. outside the luxury Kurve apartment complex in Koreatown, Los Angeles.
LAPD officials said the victim — aged between 25 and 30 years old — was shot and robbed of his Rolex and three chains while sitting inside a Rolls-Royce Phantom owned by entrepreneur and Korean royal, Andrew Lee.
Hollywood Unlocked has identified the victim as Atlanta rapper J Money (real name Jermaine Miller). According to officials, Miller was conscious and breathing upon the arrival of paramedics at the scene. It was later reported he was transported to the hospital in critical condition.
Police believe two male suspects were involved, both of whom fled the scene of the crime after the robbery and shooting took place. An investigation has been launched but no arrests have been made at this time.
It’s not yet understood why J Money (aka SauceGod) was in Lee’s car, but it appears the two know one another, with Lee — who also raps under the name KingLee — featuring on J’s latest track, “Dun It All,” which was released on October 28.
In a Gutta TV video shared to YouTube on October 31, both J Money and KingLee appear alongside Lil Flip who freestyles while buying items at a gas station.
In the clip, KingLee boasts about the weed he’s smoking on as J Money approaches the car he’s in. The pair then proceed to take pictures together in front of a couple of classic cars parked on the gas station’s forecourt
Lee is the crown prince of the imperial family of Korea and the heir to the Joseon Dynasty — which ruled Korea from 1392 up until 1897. Born and raised in Indiana, he is also the founder of London Trust Media.
It was in 2018 that Korea’s Imperial Highness King Yi Seok identified Lee as a relative and declared him the family’s crown prince. The Korean Royal Family holds no true power but still receives media attention as well as “preference and recognition” within the country.
As for J Money, he’s the rapper formerly known as J Futuristic who has worked with the likes of Migos, Shawty Lo, Young Buck, Soulja Boy, Boosie Badazz, Young Dolph, Zaytoven and more.
Back in June, J Money posted a video from a hospital bed thanking fans for their support while he was battling cancer. “ALL THE CANCER OUT LOVE YALL NOW 2 weeks of recovery,” he captioned his video.
With a number of felonies under his belt stretching back several years, HipHopWired reported back in 2010 that one of J Money’s charges included child molestation.