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A man suspected of killing Memphis legend Young Dolph was dropped by an attorney for Dolph's enemies, Yo Gotti and Blac Youngsta.

Rumors were rampant that Justin Johnson (left) was being represented by Art Horne (right), longtime attorney for Yo Gotti and Blac Youngsta.

Young Dolph, real name Adolph Thornton, was gunned down in a Memphis cookie store on Nov. 17.

When Fox13 News reached out to Johnson's attorney, Horne, for comment, he said he would speak after his client turned himself in.

Johnson was arrested Wednesday by U.S. Marshals in Indiana.

On Thursday, Horne confirmed he was no longer representing Johnson.

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Authorities are investigating what, if any, connection Blac Youngsta (left) and Yo Gotti (right) had to the alleged killers.

Horne was successful in getting charges dropped against Blac Youngsta when he was arrested for shooting up Dolph's car back in 2017.

Horne released a statement via Instagram, saying:

"After reading a few recent articles, watching a half dozen blogs and skimming through the comments section I've learned a sobering fact: Misinformation spreads and sells far faster than the truth."

Johnson, an aspiring rapper named Straight Drop, allegedly killed Dolph for refusing to sign him to a recording contract.

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A third man has been arrested in connection with the execution-style murder of Memphis rap legend Young Dolph.

Dolph, real name Adolph Thornton, was gunned down by two masked men while buying cookies at a Memphis bakery shop on November 17. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Police arrested Cornelius Smith, 32, on December 9. He was charged with theft of the getaway vehicle, a white Mercedes Benz, found abandoned behind a home that was used as the backdrop in a rap music video.

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Police believe Smith (pictured) is the gunman seen wearing a Bass Pro Shops hat in surveillance video outside the cookie store.

On January, 5, Smith was extradited to Shelby County from Southaven, Mississippi. He will make his first court appearance in Memphis on Thursday, Jan. 13.

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The second gunman, aspiring rapper Justin Johnson, aka "Straight Drop," was arrested by U.S. Marshals in Indiana on Wednesday, Jan. 12.

A third suspect, Shundale Barnett, 27, was arrested along with Johnson in Indiana. Barnett (pictured below) is charged with being an accessory after-the-fact to first-degree murder for helping Johnson while he was on the run from the law.

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"Shundale Barnett is a person who, we believe, was providing assistance to Justin since we've been looking for him," said U.S. Marshal Tyreece Miller at a press conference in Memphis on Wednesday.

Detectives are also investigating links between the gunmen and two local rappers, Mario Mims, aka Yo Gotti, 40, and Sammie Benson, aka Blac Youngsta, 31, as potential co-conspirators in Young Dolph's death.

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Moneybagg Yo's vulgar track "123" featuring Blac Youngsta (left) played a role in the controversy surrounding aging rap mogul Sean Combs and attention-starved singer Lizzo.

Moneybagg Yo dropped the music video for his track on Tuesday, April 14.

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Lizzo was one of the celebrity guests on Combs' Easter Sunday digital dance party. The mogul raised more than $3.7 million to aid healthcare workers during the coronavirus outbreak in America.

Combs hastily stopped the dance party when Lizzo, who tuned in remotely from her home, began twerking during the livestream.

Combs tried to play it off as if he objected to the vulgar rap lyrics of Moneybagg Yo's track.

But Lizzo knew she was wrong, as she apologized profusely for twerking on the day the Lord rolled the boulder from the cave.

Combs was heavily criticized for "fat-shaming" Lizzo when skinny socialite Draya Michele twerked during his dance party later than night.

Musician Tory Lanez redeemed Lizzo by allowing her to perform a subdued twerk during his radio podcast.

Lizzo, dressed in a pink teddy, seemed embarrassed to drop it low after the controversy she caused on the Lord's day.

Moneybagg Yo - 123 feat. Blac Youngsta (Dirty)

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