DJ Envy, the renowned Queens-born radio host, recently revealed his devastating loss of sentimental jewelry worth $250,000 while traveling from Atlanta to New York. During Tuesday’s broadcast of The Breakfast Club, Envy spoke candidly about the ordeal, admitting that he lost a bust-down Rolex, a ring, and chains that were engraved with the names of his wife and kids. The loss has left him heartbroken.
Envy usually puts his jewelry in his carry-on bag when traveling to avoid any inconvenience at customs. However, a TSA agent searching his bag this time resulted in his decision to place the jewelry in his backpack, which he later left on the plane. Although Envy has attempted to contact Delta for assistance, he has yet to recover his lost items.
The Breakfast Club’s discussion about Envy’s loss also included calls from fans sharing their experiences of losing meaningful items, with one caller criticizing Envy for wearing expensive jewelry to the airport. Despite the criticism, Envy emphasized the sentimental value of the lost jewelry and his distress at the situation.
The incident resulted in DJ Envy being awarded the “Donkey of the Day” title by Charlamagne Tha God. However, the heartbreaking story highlights the importance of being vigilant when traveling with valuables and seeking the necessary insurance coverage to protect against such losses.