Baller Alert Exclusive: Killer Mike Defends Yung Joc’s Decision To Drive for New Rideshare Company: “It Shows You the Drive We As Blacks Should Have to be Successful”

Over the weekend, a video of Yung Joc went viral after he was spotted driving a car for the new Atlanta ride-share app, Pull Up N Go.

Shortly after the video hit the internet, fans grew skeptical about Joc’s financial situation, assuming his new gig was a direct result of hard times. But in a recent interview with TMZ, the rapper revealed that the new opportunity was just a fun way to teach the youth a valuable lesson.

“A lot of times when you’re talking to these kids and these youth, you gotta lead by example,” he told the publication, adding, “Sometimes you have to show people you not too big. You have to show them what humility is, and you not too big to do the right thing by making an honest living.”

Despite his explanation, very few were convinced. But, according to Killer Mike, Joc has always been about his business and his money.

In an interview with Baller Alert, Killer Mike opened up about Joc’s humility lesson and commended the rapper for all he’s done.

“I’ve known Joc for over 25 years,” Killer Mike said. “He’s always been a hard worker and someone who does the most with what they are given. He currently is on a hit Urban TV show, does Morning Radio in ATL, owner a Salon, and promotes parties successfully.”

“If that brother drives Uber too, it shows you the drive we as blacks should have to be successful,” Killer Mike added. “I appreciate him for what he does as an entertainer and the edutainment he provided by showing us there is no shame in honest work. God bless him and all the black men and women who work their asses off every day to make a way.”

Killer Mike on Joc
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