Yung Joc is asking fans not to be “so judgmental” after photos of him wearing a dress surfaced.
In a series of Instagram videos responding to the images, which show him in a long blue gown with a beaded collar, Joc blamed the incident on “internet manipulation” and vowed to speak out.
“Y’all probably wondering what the hell Joc got going on,” he said. “Every time I see that lil’ picture, I’m like, ‘Damn. What is going on?’ It’s called internet manipulation. This is going to be one of the craziest times ever in my life or career, when it comes to the internet. Am I gonna take full advantage of it or will I be silenced? I will not be silent and yes, I will take full advantage of it. At this point in my life, you must watch. I’m currently on four television shows on VH1.”
After plugging his appearances on “Scared Famous,” “Leave It to Stevie,” “Hip Hop Squares,” and “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta,” Joc went on to say that he predicted this reaction.
“I knew the type of backlash that would come from this shit,” he said. “But let me address one and two things real quick. For those of you so quick to call on the Illuminati and say I sold my soul, tell me how I sold my soul. I fucked around, some shit had to happen in the situation, I had to man up, put on a fucking dress. Guess what? It’s just a thread, some shit a man made. It’s a thread. It’s nothing. Now, if you give me a shield and a spear and put on a goddamn leather metal belt around my waist, then I might look like a motherfucking Roman, 300, Sparta. That’s not the case. All I’ma say is quit being so judgmental people, it’s threads.”
Joc, who’s revitalized his career with reality television, has not released an album since 2007’s Hustlenomics.