DJ Envy says he lost $250,000 in sentimental jewelry while traveling from Atlanta to New York over the weekend and admitted the ordeal left him heartbroken.

The Queens-bred radio host spoke about the incident during Tuesday’s broadcast of The Breakfast Club, where he was admitted after some light clowning by Charlamagne Tha God that he had lost a bust-down Rolex, a ring, and chains that had been engraved with the names of his wife and kids. Envy said he’s always required to take off his jewelry in order to go through customs, so to avoid any inconvenience, he often stows the jewels in his carry-on.

While his carry-on usually goes through the metal detectors with no problem, this time around a TSA agent decided to search his bag.

“I was traveling from Atlanta back to New York on Friday I had my roller, my backpack and I have my blazer, you know, because I was just shooting,” Envy said. “Now you all know, men, you can’t put your blazer in your luggage because it’s going to be all folded. Usually, I’m a Delta Million Miler, I’m Diamond, they don’t give me a problem. They just hang my jacket up for me.”

He continued: “This white woman was not trying to hear it. She was nasty. I don’t know if she had a bad day, but she told me I couldn’t do it. So I said, okay, I had to check my bag. When I went to check my bag, I remembered my jewelry was in there. I was like, you know, let me take it out and put it in my backpack. When I went on a plane, I left the jewelry.”

Envy went on to say that he’s since attempted to get in contact with Delta to try and get help in obtaining his jewelry, but no luck so far. However, he disclosed that he does have insurance on the jewelry. The duo then fielded calls from fans who also spoke on occasion they lost meaningful items, though one caller scoffed at Envy’s problems.

“First of all this topic is dumb because you really don’t even want to know what we really lost because this is rich people stuff,” the caller said. “Okay, so you’re gonna pick this platform and use it to hope that she’s listening because you want her to bring it back to you, but Envy, nobody leaves Cartier at the airport. You want to know why? Because nobody who works a nine-to-five goes to the airport wearing a Cartier. Nobody does that. Why would you do that?”

Envy retorted: “If I did it on purpose I would feel a lot easier but I didn’t do it on purpose. It’s sentimental!”

Charlamagne ended up awarding DJ Envy with Donkey Of The Day for his jewelry snafu.


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