‘Despacito’ rapper Daddy Yankee was robbed of $2 MILLION in jewelry by imitator in Spain hotel room, reports say

Daddy Yankee, here to see in 2015, was allegedly robbed of $2.3 million worth of jewelry.

(REUTERS/Joe Skipper, File)

Puerto Rican rapper Daddy Yankee, famous for its 2017 hit “Despacito,” was allegedly robbed of $2.3 million worth of jewellery after a man posing as the artist had the hotel staff in Spain in the near is safe.

The raid was confirmed by the artist in the office in a tweet Thursday.

“The press office @daddy_yankee confirms that the artist has been a victim of theft while he was outside his hotel in Valencia, Spain. A law firm has already been hired and no further statements will be provided to prevent the research 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 on the 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

Local media said that a man posing as Daddy Yankee asked staff at the Meliá Valencia Hotel, where the real Ramón Luis Ayala Rodríguez — Daddy Yankee’s real name — was the stay, the room, the BCC reported.

The rapper, who reportedly discovered the missing jewels Tuesday night and contacted the authorities. The BBC reported that the two rooms were robbed — one with the safe with the jewels and the other with thousands of dollars in cash.

Daddy Yankee is currently on the road in Europe and will continue his journey, despite the theft.

Paulina Dedaj is a writer/ reporter for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter @PaulinaDedaj.

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