Yung Joc Says We Can’t Judge Travis Scott for Performing at 2019 Super Bowl
In an interview with TMZ posted today (Dec. 21), the Love and Hip-Hop: Atlanta star joins the ranks of other rap veterans like RZA who defends Scott's decision to hit the stage with the "Girls Like You" band. He encourages the Astroworld rapper to take advantage of the opportunity and make a statement that will last well into the New Year.
"Personally, I feel like what Jermaine Dupri said, 'Why wouldn't we used the biggest platform of the year?'" Joc said. "Imagine being able to make a hell of a statement right now and then go into 2019 like 'Yo that was a good way to end the year so let's start it off with this type of thought process' while everyone is watching."
Joc continued by stating that the "Sicko Mode" rapper isn't obliged to ask other hip-hop artists from Atlanta to join him on stage. However, he does feel that those within the hip-hop culture will feel some type of way if he doesn't make the effort to include rappers from the ATL. No matter what ends up happening, Joc asserted hat Scott should have support before he enters the stadium.
"I think it would be exceptional if these artists would, you know what I'm sayin, make it their business to be apart of it, to embrace him," Joc said. "At the end of the day, right now Atlanta is the mecca of hip-hop. I don't care what anyone has to say. We even got the film industry on lock now. It's a lot of influence that comes from this soil."
Despite what Joc and RZA believe, other MCs are not happy about the decision. After Waka Flocka Flame let the NFL have it just for picking Maroon 5 as the headliner, rappers like Meek Mill and Jay-Z have been trying to talk Scott out of hitting the stage. According to Variety, Hov contacted the Houston rapper and attempted to convince La Flame to drop out of the 2019 Super Bowl halftime show. On the other hand, Meek voiced his opinion on Twitter.
"For what????" Meek said in the response to Travis' decision. "He don’t need that he on fire already! Stay strong in this shit! And don’t get it twisted I fuck wit Travis too!"
See what Yung Joc and Meek Mill have to say about Travis Scott's scheduled Super Bowl Halftime show performance below.
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