Man Claims Roscoe Dash Was His Lyft Driver
Update (June 16, 12:48 p.m. EST):
A rep for Roscoe Dash sent us the following statement Friday morning:
Earlier today, it was brought to my attention that a Twitter user tweeted out a route screenshot from a Lyft fare, which included a picture of myself, and a WHITE TAHOE. First things first... YES! That is my vehicle. YES! That is me in the photo. There is no denying that. Why would I? However, I do NOT drive Lyft. I own several vehicles, and periodically, I lend them to my close friends, so they are able to make a little extra cash. I consider myself a successful entrepreneur, while talking to any successful businessman they will tell you the same thing. Creating multiple streams of income is the key to a long, and very lucrative career financially.
Now, I want to make sure I say there is NOTHING wrong with being an Uber or Lyft driver. Although this was not me who was actually driving, I HAVE A FAMILY. I have two daughters to provide for and a whole other collection of people relying on me to support them. For somebody to tell me that others trying to do the same thing are wrong to do so is simply just not okay. After this ordeal, I took the time to do a little more research and found some crazy facts out surrounding these services. Just over 25 people die a day from someone driving under the influence. That is over 10,000 deaths a year that were completely avoidable. Lyft generated 700 million dollars during the 2016 calendar year. Even with all that money generated Lyft is only taking away 25% from their drivers.
So, having said all that, I say this. I am not going to respond with negativity. WE as humans are above that. Instead, I choose to respond with positivity. I have decided to take this opportunity to open the lines of communication and reach out to the gentleman who Tweeted about me yesterday evening. My team and I want to offer him a ride to make up for the cancelled ride of which I think he wanted to happen very badly. I still won’t be driving (sorry Twitter haters, the allegation is simply untrue), but I WILL be in the car. I will also sit in on random rides provided by Lyft playing songs off of my upcoming album and meeting with fans throughout the course of this weekend. It’s important to take the high road, no matter the situation. Rather than choosing negativity, I CHOOSE MUSIC!
Is "can't knock the hustle" still a thing? It might be, but not when you're a rap star who's inconveniencing your client while working as a part time Lyft driver. That's something one Atlanta man is accusing Roscoe Dash of doing.
Just hours ago, the disgruntled Lyft client used his Twitter account to air out his beef with a driver he believes to be Dash, who'll forever be remembered for his contribution to Waka Flocka's Flockaveli track, "No Hands."
"This nigga rosoce dash canceled my lyft and I had some where to be! so you just for inconvenience me, Ima expose you a lyft driver now," the man wrote on Twitter.
Attached to his tweet is a screenshot of his Lyft route, which includes an image of a man named Jeffrey, who drives a Chevrolet Tahoe and carries a stellar 4.9 star rating on the app. In the image, we see search results for Jeffrey Lee Johnson, Jr., and see Dash's name listed next to it. In the next, we see a screenshot of Dash's Instagram account, where several images of Dash pop up in the first row.
There's definitely a resemblance, but we can't confirm the Lyft driver by the name of Jeffery is actually Dash. If it is, there's no shame in it. If it isn't, this is just silly. Check out the tweet for yourself below.
XXL has reached out to Roscoe's team for comment.
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