Atlanta, GA – Let’s be real — most people need to hustle a little on the side to make a decent living these days. But evidently that doesn’t sit right with people when you’re a celebrity.
Yung Joc was recently spotted driving for rideshare app Pull Up N Go and caught plenty of flak because of it — or at least that’s how it appeared. The two women passengers in the backseat of his car couldn’t help but notice Joc was behind the wheel, but they weren’t exactly kind about it and decided to put him on blast for all of social media to see.
“You sound like somebody I know,” one of the passengers says. The other passenger then asks, “I just wanna ask a question. Are you Young Joc?”
Joc replies, “I think y’all already put that part together.”
One of the women says, “Oh, so you must’ve fell off or something. He asks, “I gotta fall off?… I just felt like it was an easy way to get some easy money downtown. I meet people.”
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TSR Staff: Thembi! @ThembiTV_ _____________________________________ #TSRExclusiveDetails: A video of #YungJoc driving for a ride share app similar to #Uber and #Lyft is circulating online and we have obtained unreleased clips of the full video. _____________________________________ In the video which took place on Thursday morning in Atlanta, you can hear the passengers telling the driver that he looked and sounded familiar, and that’s because the driver was #YungJoc. One of the passengers, J’Koni, goes on to ask #Joc why he’s driving for the app #pugorides, and proceeds to tell him that he “fell off”. _____________________________________ Joc responds by saying that it’s an easy way to get some easy money, adding that he gets to meet a lot of people from doing so too. _____________________________________ The passenger, J’Koni, exclusively tells us this about his “fell off” comment to Joc: “He actually didn’t react how I thought he would he just basically was telling me thats my problem if I feel he fell off for having multiple streams of income.” _____________________________________ We’re definitely here for any black man doing what he needs to do to continue making money. 🎥: @iamjkonired
The woman then continues to chide the Love & Hip Hop:Atlanta personality, saying, “You went from TV to driving Pull Up N Go.” He snaps back, “I’d rather do this than Uber or Lyft.”
But she wouldn’t let up, “I’m trying to figure it out. How you Yung Joc and you riding for Pull Up N Go?” He responds, “I got a question: Is it a problem that I’m Yung Joc and doing this?”
“Not at all,” the second passenger says.
“You trying to clown me?” Joc asks as he notices the woman is filming their interaction. “You wanna do this on your social media to try and clown me.”
Joc’s situation is similar to the one Geoffrey Owens endured in September 2018. The former Cosby Show star was photographed working as a cashier at Trader’s Joes and subsequently ridiculed online.
As a result, several celebrities rallied around him and offered their support. In fact, Nicki Minaj even donated $25,000 to Owens as a sign of good faith.
He ultimately donated the money to the Actor’s Fund, explaining, “I would like to give this donation of $25,000 to the Actor’s Fund in memory of the late, great Earle Hyman — who played Cosby’s father ‘Russell’ on The Cosby Show — who lived his last many years and died at the Actors’ Home, (funded and run by the Actor’s Fund). I am extremely grateful to Nicki Minaj for enabling struggling actors to continue pursuing their dreams.”
Much like Owens, fans stood up for Joc via Twitter. But it’s entirely possible this is some kind of promotion for the show/rideshare app rather than Joc’s legit side hustle.
In any case, check out some of the reactions below.
A clip showing Yung Joc driving for an unknown ride-share app just surfaced on the internet.
This is a genius publicity stunt and the person who sent the video to the blogs is probably in on it.
Any doubt that this is a publicity stunt is cleared by Joc plugging the app on IG. pic.twitter.com/fIzhMqNp6n
— No Hipsters Allowed (@nohipstersblog2) January 13, 2020
Just saw that yung joc video , Clowning people for making an honest living always been 🌽
— Chey Will (@CheyenneDaMan) January 13, 2020
If YungJoc wants to drive Uber, that’s what tf he wanna do. Some of y’all need to be doing that instead getting on here begging every other week
— Lo 🇭🇹 (@solodeauxleaux) January 13, 2020
Y’all clowning Yung Joc for driving Uber let’s me know that don’t know anything about anything.
He is a media personality in Atlanta on the hottest radio station. Driving Uber is a great way to connect to your city.
But you know….yeah lol
— Nia Miyuki (@MiyukiNia) January 13, 2020