By Damilola Faustino
Puerto Rican rapper Daddy Yankee, famous for his 2017 hit “Despacito,” reportedly was robbed of $2.3-million worth of jewels after a man posing as the performer had hotel staff in Spain open the room’s safe.
“The press office @daddy_yankee confirms that the artist has been a victim of a robbery while he was outside his hotel in Valencia, Spain. A law firm has already been hired and no further declarations will be given so as not to hinder the investigation in any way,” the translated tweet read.
La oficina de prensa de @daddy_yankee confirma que el artista ha sido víctima de robo mientras estaba fuera de su hotel de Valencia, España. Ya ha sido contratada una firma de abogados y no se darán más declaraciones para no entorpecer de ninguna manera la investigación.
— Nevarez PR (@nevarezpr) August 9, 2018
According to reports, a man posing as Daddy Yankee asked the staff at the Meliá Valencia Hotel, where the Ramón Luis Ayala Rodríguez — Daddy Yankee’s real name — was staying, to open the room’s safe.
The rapper reportedly discovered the missing jewels and contacted authorities. Two rooms were robbed — one with the safe containing the jewels and the other with thousands of dollars in cash.
Daddy Yankee currently is on the road in Europe and will continue his tour, despite the theft.
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