American rapper Yung Joc made a homophobic comment explaining why he will never perform for an LGBTQ+ audience.
The artist is best known for his 2006 hit single "It's Goin' Down" and for his appearances as a supporting cast member in the VH1 reality series Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta after joining the series in 2014.
In an interview with VladTV, the 43-year-old said he would turn down $250,000 if it meant having to perform in front of a community of people who identified as LGBTQ+ because he doesn't agree with the lifestyle.
He also said he avoids performing in front of gay men because they might make him uncomfortable.
The scenario came up in reference to rapper Boosie Badazz claiming he chose to forego a quarter of a million dollars to perform at an LGBTQ+ community event.
When asked to comment if he was surprised by Boosie's conviction, Yung Joc replied:
“Let’s be clear here. If you’ve never had a quarter of a million dollars then this seems hard to believe."
"If you don’t understand what a quarter of a million dollars really looks like in today’s society, then it would be hard for you to believe."
"If you understand the foundation of not being bought, then it’s not hard to believe."
"So, we’re dealing with somebody who’s seen $250,000. He’s seen that hella times over. That’s nothing bro.”
“You can’t buy me because I already don’t agree with it."
He shared his stance on homosexuality by accusing LGBTQ+ people of negatively influencing a younger generation—mainly, his kids.
“I’m standing strong and firm on this: I don’t believe in that s**t."
"If you choose to do that, that’s you. Just don’t project it to my kids."
"Don’t project it to the youth. Let these kids get a chance to become who they are before you pushing this lifestyle on them.”
You can watch the full interview here.
Yung Joc on Boosie Turning Down $250K for LGBTQ+ Event, Describes Performing for Gays (Part 14)youtu.be
The rapper wasn't finished.
He imagined how gay fans might conduct themselves if they were at one of his performances, saying:
“I may not be comfortable rapping this song, and this man is looking at me with lustful eyes with his nipples out, with lipstick on rapping my lyrics to me."
“It may just not be enough money for you, for what you believe in, your outlook on it, your thought process on how it could tarnish you and your brand."
"Because this is something you say, oh, you don’t support, but then you’re willing to go get their money."
"Makes you a hypocrite, and that could be something big to Boosie, you know what I’m saying?”
People were not on board with what Yung Joc was saying and they scoffed at his bigoted comments on X (formerly Twitter).
They also doubted the rapper had a tight schedule these days.
People also mocked him for assuming he might be perceived as a sex symbol.
Boosie Badazz has come under fire for making anti-LGBTQ+ comments in the past, including rants aimed at out rapper Lil Nas X in 2021 and another targeting former Miami Heat player Dwyane Wade for supporting his 12-year-old transgender daughter in 2020.
Last month, he admitted in an interview with The Danza Project that he had “been offered a quarter-million to go perform at an [LGBTQ] community event.”
“I told them I have nothing against it at all. But that’s not what I push and that’s not what I believe in,” he said.
“A lot of people get that [misunderstood]…They act like I hate them. No. My assistant is gay. This man deals with millions of dollars for me. I trust gay people more than regular people.”
After facing backlash for his transphobic comments about Wade's daughter, Boosie added:
“I shoulda said it in a better way or something like that."
“I don’t have no problem with nothin’ nobody do. I just don’t agree with it.”