Yung Joc recently shared his thoughts on the rising sensation Sexyy Red during an interview with VladTV on October 11th. He emphasized the importance of caution for the St. Louis native as she navigates the potential pitfalls that can come with sudden fame.
Joc acknowledged Sexyy Red’s authenticity, stating:
“She’s not trying to pretend to be something she’s not. I think she’s comfortable in her truth. I think she has to be careful with being exploited… I’m seeing the way she presents herself, and it’s not that she doesn’t know better. It’s what she’s comfortable with doing. I’m not knocking Sexyy Red.”
The Atlanta rapper continued, expressing his concern for the content she puts out, especially because of the young audience that consumes her music. He emphasized the need for responsible censorship, saying:
“I don’t want nobody to think I’m knocking her. I just think she should be a little more sensible when it comes to the censorship because these babies be listening to this s**t. You know what I’m saying? Gotta check those h** spirits.”
Sexyy Red gained widespread recognition earlier this year with her Tay Keith-produced single “Pound Town,” which was later remixed by Nicki Minaj, further elevating the song’s popularity. In September, she also made her mark on the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 67 with “SkeeYee.” Notably, she was selected as the opening act for Drake and 21 Savage’s “It’s All A Blur Tour” the previous month. Additionally, she collaborated with the Toronto artist on “Rich Baby Daddy,” a standout track from For All The Dogs, which also featured SZA.
During the VladTV interview, Yung Joc broadened the discussion to address broader concerns within the hip-hop industry. He noted that Sexyy Red represents a new generation of female artists who are pushing boundaries in ways that may have both positive and negative consequences.
“Now, these women are letting it be known: ‘I’ll do you and your brother, that’s my lick back,’” Joc added. “There are a lot of women doing that, too, but Sexyy Red has a different approach. She has a downright ‘I’m in the hood, I’m out the hood’ approach. ‘I’m promoting classic ratchet h** activity.’ And that’s just what it is.”
Yung Joc’s insights offer a glimpse into the evolving landscape of hip hop and the responsibilities that come with newfound fame, particularly for artists like Sexyy Red who are pushing boundaries within the genre.