Yung Joc Says Topping Forbes List Was “The Worst Thing Ever”


While topping Forbes’ Richest Rappers list might
seem like quite the feat, Atlanta rapper Yung Joc
says topping that particular list in 2006 turned out to
be “the worst thing that could have ever happened”
to him.
The former Bad Boy South artist made it to the #20
spot on
the list and says that the publication
revealing that he made $10 million in one year put
him on bad terms with a lot of people, including
family members.
Joc even went on to compare his issues with
friends and family following the release of the list to
a skit on “Chappelle’s Show.”
“That was the worst thing that could have ever
happened for me,” Yung Joc said. “That Forbes list
shit. You had people who may have come to me and
asked to borrow $1,000. And where I was able to
give them $1,000. After that shit came out niggas
was hitting me like ‘Damn, my nigga, I asked you
for a stack. You could have gave me 10.’ What? You
know what I’m saying? People was looking at it like
‘Damn, you been short changing me all this time.
Damn, my nigga, you asking for deals and shit. You
asking for me to show you some love and give you
the hookup. And you made 10 million?’ It made
people really upset with me, dog. I never seen no
shit like this in my life.
“It’s almost like when Dave Chappelle did that skit
on the show of his self,” he added. “And he went in
to get a haircut and it was like $1,000 for a haircut.
Everybody was overcharging em because they
knew he had did that 40, 50-million-dollar deal…
Even family started looking at me differently. Like
‘Damn, you ain’t did nothing for me and you made
$10 million?’ It was just the worst thing ever, Vlad.”
Yung Joc later detailed how he was able to earn $10
million in the span of one year. According to the
College Park, Georgia rapper, touring provided a
great deal of income.
“By the time ‘It’s Going Down’ had took off I was on
like two, three tours at one time,” Joc said. “Going
to a city and you do a daytime show for some kids
and these people pay you 20, 25,000. And then at
night you do the arena for the adults…And you
talking about you look up and I’m getting 30,000.
It’s like 50,000 in one day. You do the math. It
really wasn’t hard. But just as fast as the money
was coming, the money was going because you still
had to promote yourself. I feel like that’s why I was
successful the way I was. I ate a very long time. I’m
still eating. I get publishing checks monthly,
quarterly. You know what I’m saying? So, it wasn’t