Young Dolph’s Partner Mia Jaye Reflects on 1 Year Since His Death: 'It’s Just So Hard'

The mother of Young Dolph's children and his longtime partner, Mia Jaye opened up about what life has been like in the year since the rapper was killed.

Young Dolph performing in New York City

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Young Dolph performing in New York City

The one-year anniversary of Young Dolph’s death is approaching.

As the date looms near, the mother of the rapper’s children and his longtime partner, Mia Jaye took to Instagram to give more insight into what she, her family, and their two children, Tre and Aria have been going through in the past year.

“Today is a week from the anniversary of me losing Adolph, and this almost year has been the most challenging year I’ve ever had to face in my life,” Jaye said in her video. “And it’s like the closer I get to this earmark … it’s like trying to be positive about something so messed up, it comes to a breaking point to where it’s like it’s really just unfair, man.”

She continued, “With my children, the things that they [are] experiencing is because like they’re going through hurt … I notice what they’re going through emotionally is just unfair. They don’t deserve it, we didn’t deserve it. And it’s like it’s getting thicker and heavier the closer we get. … Why do we have to go through this? Why is this something my family has to endure? … The reasoning behind it, is never good enough. … It’s hard to do what I do. It’s hard to wake up and just to be a mom, to be this person, this voice, this woman. It’s just so hard.”

Dolph was fatally shot in Memphis on Nov. 17, 2021. Three suspects have since been arrested and charged for the 36-year-old’s death. In January, Justin Johnson and Cornelius Smith were apprehended and are facing first-degree murder charges and theft of property. Smith has also been charged with attempted first-degree murder, unlawfully carrying or possessing a weapon, and employment of a firearm with intent to commit a felony. A third suspect, Shundale Barnett was also charged with being an accessory to first-degree murder.

RIP to Young Dolph.

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