A Miami rapper was shot as he headed to the Booby Trap strip club in Florida in the early hours of December 10. Zoey Dollaz is said to be in stable condition. Zoey Dollaz made his breakthrough in 2015 with the song, “Blow a Check.” Among his most popular songs is the collaboration with Chris Brown, “Post & Delete.”
Dollaz is signed to Future’s Freebandz label. His last offering was 2019’s Last Year Being Humble.
Multiple Shots Were Fired at Zoey Dollaz During the Shooting
NBC Miami reports that Dollaz, 30, whose real name is Elvis Milford, was shot while driving along the Julia Tuttle Causeway. The shooting occurred just after midnight. Dollaz was driving in his black Mercedes sedan at the time of the shooting. A female passenger in the car was not harmed. Multiple shots were fired, Dollaz’s manager told NBC Miami. The rapper was leaving a birthday party when he was shot. He was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital.
Rap journalist Tony Centeno reported on the morning of December 10 that Dollaz was “doing fine after he was shot multiple times while on his way to Booby Trap in Miami last night.” Centeno added, “I know he’ll pull through and recover quickly. Praying for him and his family.”
Dollaz Had Been Attending Teyana Taylor’s Birthday Party on the Night He Was Shot
Centeno also reported that Dollaz had been attending Teyana Taylor’s 30th birthday party on the night of the shooting. Among the first to mention Dollaz’s shooting on social media was former NFL superstar Chad Ochocinco who tweeted, “Prayers up for my young bull Zoey Dollaz.”
TMZ reports that Diddy, Lil Wayne and A$AP Ferg were among the guests at Taylor’s birthday party. The party happened less than a week after Taylor announced her retirement from the music industry. According to a post on Dollaz’s Instagram page, the rapper was shot on his sister’s birthday.
Dollaz Was Brought Into the Mainstream by Future
Dollaz told Vibe Magazine in a 2016 feature that he got his start in music thanks to the help of rapper Future. Dollaz said that it was Future who introduced him to Epic Records CEO L.A. Reid. In the interview, Dollaz said, “I’m not just repping for me as an American rapper. I’m Haitian. I’m repping for a whole culture.”
Dollaz said that Future made him feel at home and with family in the music business. He said, “Even though it’s business, I feel like it’s family. I can call Future at two in the morning and he’ll answer the phone.” In an earlier interview with Vibe, in which the influential magazine called him “the new voice of Miami,” Dollaz namechecked Diddy and Jim Jones as helping his career greatly.
Dollaz spoke about his Haitian heritage in an interview on BET in 2017 saying, “I mean I came from Haiti. There ain’t much that is tougher than that, being from a third world country, to be real with you.”
Dollaz Made News in 2017 When He Publicly Dissed Love & Hip-Hop: New York Star Joe Budden
In 2017, Dollaz made news after he publicly dissed Love & Hip-Hop: New York’s Joe Budden. Dollaz rapped during the BET Hip-Hop Awards, “Jay told never go Eric Benet/I say never go Joe Budden, and lose a bad chick like Tahiru all on TV.” Budden responded by calling Dollaz “trash” on Twitter, according to Hip-Hop DX.