Bryant Myers’ management team has confirmed to Billboard that the Puerto Rican rapper and his mother have been rescued by police after they were the subject of a kidnapping attempt on Tuesday night in Carolina, Puerto Rico. According to Billboard, the “Pa Ti” artist was abducted with his mother María Pérez in a BMW just before 7 p.m. on Tuesday.
Local news outlet Primera Hora reports that suspects abandoned Myers and his mother after realizing police were chasing them. In a preliminary police report obtained by Primera Hora, suspects were allegedly involved in a shootout with Carolina’s municipal police, during which the 20-year-old rapper was able to exit the car. His mother was also rescued.
Today, Primera Hora reports that the FBI may assume jurisdiction over the kidnapping investigation from the Cuerpo de Investigación Criminal in Carolina. Authorities initially reported that one of the kidnapping suspects had been apprehended, a claim they have now retracted. Primera Hora also claims kidnappers were holding Myers ransom for $10,000.
Myers is one of the most recognized faces in Latin trap today, best known for his distinctive, gravelly voice and collaborations with some of música urbana’s biggest stars, including Bad Bunny, Noriel, Zion, and De La Ghetto. He featured on Maluma’s “Cuatro Babys.” He recently returned from a European tour, where he played at a Germany’s Reggaeton Beach Festival as well as at a string of gigs across Spain. He grew up in Loma Alta, close to where the reported kidnapping attempt took place.
This is a developing story and Remezcla will update this post as soon as more information becomes available.