Atlanta rapper Young Thug has released a statement disassociating himself from the alarming footage of his young daughter driving a car.
Entertainment site The Shade Room shared a video on its Instagram on Monday night of the rapper’s child driving a car with an assist from an adult in the passenger seat. The Shade Room posted the short clip along with the humorous caption “#PressPlay: #YoungThug’s baby girl showing y’all she can push the whip 🚘💅🏾😩”
Several commenters, including singer and actor Tyrese, did not find the footage entertaining. Tyrese commented “I’m almost sure DCFS is gonna see this.”
Another Instagram user, roosevelt_westcoast_ingram, wrote: “... Ain't nothing safe or funny about a child driving with no seatbelt on the road with other people trying to make it home smh.”
Tuesday afternoon, Young Thug, whose real name is Jeffery Williams, issued a statement via Instagram in which he condemned the footage, and said he planned to address the matter ‘expeditiously.’
"Never would I put my child's life in danger nor in anyone else's life, I am out of town and that video is clearly in Atlanta. I am a very safe man, especially when it come down to my kids," he wrote.
Supporters like fellow rapper Mally Mall echoed Young Thug’s sentiments on parenting. He responded on The Shade Room post saying, “This man is one of the most caring fathers I’ve ever met.”
The rapper is gearing up to headline the Family Business Festival later this summer with Trippie Redd and Smokepurpp, according to Billboard. The festival is slated for Aug. 31 in Dallas. Tickets go on sale Friday.
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