Late rapper Young Dolph's star ring meaning explored

Amber Peake November 18, 2021
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It has been announced rapper Young Dolph has died aged 36. According to reports by the Guardian, the rapper was shot and killed in his home town of Memphis on Wednesday. 

As Young Dolph’s death is mourned online, the rapper’s star ring has caught the attention of fans, with some curious to know if there’s a meaning behind the accessory. 

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Young Dolph’s death rocks rap community

Young Dolph, whose real name was Adolph Robert Thornton Jr, died yesterday (Wednesday, 17 November) after being fatally shot in his home town of Memphis, Tennessee. 

The 36-year-old broke into mainstream hip-hop with the release of his 2014 mixtape High Class Street Music 4. Two years later he released his debut studio album, King Of Memphis

The rapper went on to become renowned in the rap community for his collaborations with Megan Thee Stallion and G Herbo, as well as tracks Case Closed and On The River. 

Megan Thee Stallion was one of many artists to pay tribute to Young Dolph online: 

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Fans notice Young Dolph’s star ring

As news of Young Dolph’s passing was shared online, one of the rapper’s accessories caught the attention of fans.

Young Dolph was known for his bling and often flashed his watches, rings and chains at his 4.6 million followers on Instagram. One item that appeared to be a favourite was his star ring, which has featured in many posts.

Fans of Young Dolph noticed the same-style ring was worn by other rappers, including late artists King Von and MO3: 

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Star ring meaning explored

The star ring seems to have taken on multiple meanings in the world of rap. As per Custom Jewellery Online, the star ring is said to represent loyalty within the hip-hop community. The site also states the star could represent protection against “evil“, as its five points protect the centre.

A five-point star in jewellery is also said to symbolise motivation and guidance. However, Twitter conspiracy theorists have also likened the five-point star to a pentagram, which is associated with the occult.

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Amber is an entertainment journalist with a love for anything showbiz, celeb or reality TV. After graduating with a degree in Journalism at Brunel University she became a Showbiz Reporter at Having written for both HITC and The Focus, Amber is now a staff writer for The Focus covering the latest celeb and entertainment trends.