Roscoe Dash Denies Claims of Being a Lyft Driver
It's easy for social media to get carried away with things. Exhibit A is whenever Bow Wow posts anything that could be seen as a flex. For Roscoe Dash, he decided to put an end to a rumor that he was a Lyft driver sooner than later.
In an exclusive video, Roscoe Dash explains why a Lyft driver with the same name, picture and Chevy Tahoe as himself was supposed to pick someone up in Atlanta this week. He goes on to explain that he loans his truck to family and friends, including one or more who work as a Lyft driver. He also makes it clear that there's nothing wrong with driving Lyft.
Later on, he runs down a list of facts about the money Lyft made last year as well as the number of deaths everyday due to driving under the influence. These facts combine to prove his claims that allowing his truck to be used for Lyft saves lives as well as provide its own stream of revenue for Roscoe on the side.
For the last 20 seconds, Roscoe explains that he'll be randomly picking up Lyft passengers to preview new music from his upcoming album. He also pointed out that Wikipedia mislabeled his hometown at the beginning of the video, but it's been rectified since then.
You can watch his video of his explanation below as well as read an official statement from him on the matter.
Roscoe Dash's Lyft Statement
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!
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