News: Yung Joc's Studio Robbed At Gunpoint, "Just Thankful They Didn't Kill My People"
Sunday, Dec 18, 2011 8:02PM
Atlanta rapper Yung Joc has made weekend headlines after his Georgia recording studio was reportedly robbed at gunpoint and lost nearly $50,000 in valuables.
After initial reports began circulating online, Joc hit up Twitter to confirm what went down.
"#robbingseason!!!!!!!!! It's officially here!!! They took all my sh*t!!! Now watch god bless me with sumn Bigga and better!! Love," he tweeted December 18th.
"Just thankful they didn't kill my ppl... http://yfrog.com/nu2w0ifj" (Yung Joc's Twitter)
According to reports, two of Joc's employees were victims to the robbery.
Police are searching for three men who ambushed and robbed a man and a woman at gunpoint at a recording studio in northwest Atlanta. The recording studio is located in a home on Boyd Avenue and is owned by Atlanta rapper Yung Joc. Atlanta police said the men were waiting in the bushes for caretakers of the studio to show up around 5 a.m. Sunday. When they did , the men ambushed the man and woman, forced them into the bathroom and tied them up. Police said the robbers took around $50,000 in equipment. (WSBTV)
Despite the deadly situation, both victims were eventually able to escape for help.
The two caretakers, a man and a woman, were able to escape to a friend's house to call 911. They didn't recognize the robbers, but detectives are hoping they may have left fingerprints on some of the items. Police also said the robbers planned to use the victims' car to get away with some of the equipment, but decided to leave the vehicle at the studio. (RapFix)
Outside of this crime, Joc made headlines last summer when he discussed his Ready to Fly mixtape.
"I remember on my last mixtape, Grind Flu, I got a song with Chris Brown. I remember people were like, 'Why you got Chris on there? It's over for him.' Look at him now -- It's just funny how people jump ship so fast," Joc said in an interview. "It don't take but a little buzz, a little heat up under that frying pan to heat things up, and people are right back on the bandwagon. Hopefully that's what this mixtape will do, because I'm gonna keep coming, dropping video after video." (MTV)
Check out some recent Yung Joc footage below: