Fans are flaming Yung Joc for his new alleged side hustle.
A passenger’s video of rapper Yung Joc driving in Atlanta for a new rideshare company “Pull Up & Go” has gone viral and led to yet another possible celebrity incident of “job-shamming”. The once chart-topping rapper known best for his hits like “It’s Going Down” and “I Know You See It” is seen explaining his latest occupation to the filming passengers.
One passenger asked, “Are you, Yung Joc?” While the other followed up by asking the Love & Hip Hop star have you “fell off?” We can hear Joc respond by repeating the question then stating, “Is it a problem that I am Yung Joc and I am doing this?” the rapper asked and then follows up his comments with, “I rather do this than Uber and Lyft.”
So was the pair clowning the Atlanta-rapper? Or is the now-viral video all a part of a new campaign for the novel rideshare company trying to make their mark in a lucrative industry?
Many fans aren’t sold on the idea that the “Knock it Out” rapper turned reality TV-star is now a driver for Pull Up & Go, and instead they concluded that Joc may be involved with the company in a much more higher-ranking capacity. Joc’s recent posts seem to support this theory on his verified Instagram account he posted a new clip with a screenshot of his driver’s dashboard, inviting riders in his hometown of Atlanta to download the app, book, and ride all in a branded caption.
The post read: “Anybody need a ride to @boogalouatl today for #alluresundays ???? I know they gonna hate but somebody wanna get wasted and get to their next destination safe & sound,” penned Joc. “Download the app and I just might #pullupngo @pugorides”
The verdict is still out on the matter. While Joc’s post does seem to indicate some type of coordinated effort between him and the rideshare company, it does seem like an odd advertising campaign.
Regardless of Joc’s capacity within the company “clowning” a person, celebrity or not, for working is simply not cool.
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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