Yung Joc is having his own Geoffrey Owens moment.
If you recall, Owens is the actor who used to play Elvin on “The Cosby Show” and was seen working in a New Jersey Trader’s Joe as a cashier in 2018.
After a bunch of media outlets shamed the actor, a lot of people came to his support. Owens also received a job on Tyler Perry‘s show “The Haves and the Have Nots” from Perry himself.
In Joc’s case — who achieved success as a rapper with his 2006 album “New Joc City” — he was recently spotted in Atlanta driving for a ridesharing company called Pull Up N Go. One of his passengers recorded him and began asking questions.
“You sound like someone I know,” the passenger said. “What’s your name?”
“I just have to ask you a question,” another woman stated. “Are you Yung Joc?”
“I think y’all already put that part together, yeah,” Joc responded.
“You must’ve fell off, ” one passenger said.
“I got to fall off?” the rapper replied. “I felt it was an easy way to get some easy money right here downtown. I meet people.”
The clip went viral, and on Tuesday TMZ shared an interview with Joc, where he explained why he’s fine with being a driver.
“So I’m a part of this organization … Big Brother, Big Sister, and a lot of times when you’re talking to these kids and the youth, you got to lead by example,” he said during the interview. “You have to show people you’re not too big to do the right thing, making an honest living.”
The rapper known for the hit “It’s Goin’ Down” also said he’s received plenty of support since the video went viral, and a bunch of celebrities contacted him with positive words.
“I just realized that maybe people are beginning to be a little more mature,” Joc stated.
One of the people who supported Joc is the rapper Killer Mike, who talked about what type of person he is.
“I’ve known Joc for over 25 years,” Mike told Baller Alert. “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 [of] 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,” he 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.”
Other celebs who spoke highly of Joc include the hosts of “The Real.”
“This is the thing. People have to realize that the entertainment business is very fickle. I have to give it to him for hustling,” said Tamera Mowry-Housley.
New host of “The Real” Amanda Seals also chimed in and blasted the person who told Joc he’d fallen off.
“I just want to thank Yung Joc for being so graceful because this was very disrespectful,” she said. “That was so rude and degrading.”