Yung Joc wants to teach kids the importance of working hard for your money.
Recently, social media began circulating videos of the “It's Goin' Down” rapper driving for an Atlanta ride-hailing company called Pull Up N Go.
In one clip posted by The Shade Room, the “Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta” star is seen having a back-and-forth with passengers who question whether he took the job because he “fell off.” In response, the musician said the gig allows him to earn “easy money” and meet people.
On Tuesday, the artist spoke to TMZ, defending his side-hustle.
From his years working with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta, the 36-year-old said wants to show today’s youth that there is nothing wrong with making an honest living.
“You gotta lead by example,” he exclaimed. “You gotta show people you not too big… to do the right thing by making an honest living. I think a lot of time that’s why kids and even adults go astray because they’re too ashamed and prideful.”
In fact, he is grateful for all the support he has received since the story went viral.
Aside from driving, the MC — born Jasiel Amon Tucker Robinson — appears on the hit VH1 reality TV show, is a radio personality, and just opened a new club.
You go, Joc!