Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta star Yung Joc took to social media on August 24 in an Instagram live to explain what led to an altercation between him and his 20-year-old son Amoni during a recent episode.
The two were at odds over Amoni’s friendship with someone who Joc says caused his club, The Venue, to be shut down in 2019. The club’s closure was due to a shooting that occurred after the unnamed friend became physical with a security guard. Two guards were left wounded in the end.
Joc spoke in-depth during his Streetz Morning Takeover radio show, per Atlanta Black Star. He admits he has yet to watch the scene but decided to address it during the show because of all of the social media chatter.
He says Amoni initially wanted to apologize to his father but things escalated.
“My son came to apologize, so I was open to that,” Joc explained. “It takes a man to admit when you’re wrong or to be able to say, ‘Hey, I don’t mind expressing my humility.’ We both got carried away as men, you know we gonna honor each other and continue to put loyalty first, you know what I’m saying. That’s how it started.”
But he says he began feeling Amoni wasn’t taking the incident seriously enough, causing him to become upset. “But then it kind of got to the point where like, ‘Man, I’m grown, I don’t want you telling me when I’m wrong.’ I was like ‘what?’ It was the bucket for me, you know what I’m saying?”
Joc says he was triggered by some traumatic events that happened throughout his life and simply wants his son to make better decisions and be safe. He notes the recent death of his nephew as a result of a separate shootout and having it unfortunately watch his nephew take his last breaths.
“Talking about right there, a few feet away while we were talking, lose my nephew right in front of the club,” Joc says. “Cause some knucklehead decided he wants to have a shootout. I witnessed that.”
Joc says the incident happened moments after he went into the club to count money toward the end of the night, “I walked away from nephew like, ‘Hey, man, I love you, man, you what I’m saying? We good.’ I walked away to count some money before, you know…I hear everybody screaming ‘there’s a shootout outside.’ By the time I look back at the camera I see the guns flashing. By the time I get to the front of the club my nephew laying there lifeless.”
The father and son are currently in a better place. The scene was filmed in November 2020. Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta is currently airing on VH1.