Daddy Yankee loses jewelry worth Ksh200M in hotel robbery

'Despacito' hit-maker Daddy Yankee. [PHOTO/COURTESY]

Rapper Daddy Yankee was reportedly robbed of Ksh230 million ($2.3 million) worth of jewelry at his hotel room in Spain.

Spanish newspaper Las Provincias reports that a man posing as the performer phoned staff at his Valencia hotel to open the room’s safe.

Daddy Yankee’s press office has confirmed the robbery in a tweet on Thursday.

“The press office @daddy_yankee confirms that the artist has been a victim of robbery while he was outside his hotel in Valencia, Spain. A law firm has already been hired and no further declarations will be given so as not to hinder the investigation in any way,” read the translated tweet.

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

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

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