Daddy Yankee‘s hotel room in Spain was robbed of gold chains, diamonds and other jewelry valued at $2 million by a man pretending to be the “Gasolina” rapper.
Local news outlet Las Provincias reported the alleged thief impersonated the rapper, who is currently on tour in Europe, and asked the staff at the Melía Valencia hotel to open a safe in the songwriter’s room.
The thief allegedly entered the two rooms and took jewelry worth over $2 million and around $2,500 in cash from two separate rooms, the outlet reports.
Federal police have already started an investigation into the incident and are looking to identify the suspect using security cameras and the hotel’s guest list, according to Las Provincias, which also reported that a forensics team has begun to analyze possible fingerprints of the suspect.
Daddy Yankee’s rep released the following statement:
Daddy Yankee’s press office confirms that the artist has been victim of a robbery while he was out of his hotel in Valencia, Spain.
A law firm has been hired and there will not be any more statements in order to not hinder the investigation.
The rapper is currently on tour in Europe promoting his new single, “Dura.”
It sucks that this happened to him.