Yung Joc Arrest: Rapper Responds To Child Abandonment Charge

The ‘Love & Hip Hop’ Star shared his side of the story of what led up to the arrest on his radio show ‘Streetz Morning Takeover.’

Rapper Young Joc is explaining his arrest and booking charge after being brought into Gwinnett County Jail on a child abandonment charge on Thursday (May 5).

In case you missed it, the former Love & Hip Hop star born Jasiel Amon Robinson was pulled over for speeding when police soon discovered that he was driving on a suspended license. The license suspension was the result of an active arrest warrant out on the rapper.

Joc, who was released hours after his arrest, posted a $1,300 bond with $45.00 in fees.

On Monday morning (May 9) the 38-year-old broke his silence on his radio segment Streetz Morning Takeover to shed some light on the details of the arrest, according to The ShadeRoom.

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Confirming that the abandonment charge does involve child support payments, he made it clear that no form of abandonment has occurred. While the rapper chose not to name that child’s mother, he shared that he was paying between four to five thousand dollars a month to her.

Joc is a father of eight with four different mothers to his children.

The artist shared that following his wedding plans to fellow Love & Hip Hop star, Kendra Robinson, he decided that he would amend his child support payments to reflect his wedding expenses.

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“I had been paying so much money up ahead, to stay ahead,” he explained. “Because I don’t want no smoke.”

However, Joc said that once he realized that was paying way too much he tried to get his attorney’s involved to come to an agreed amount for his child support payments but when he approached the mother about reducing the payment amount she was not on board.

“That person got mad,” Joc added. “That mother got mad. Like no, you are supposed to keep paying me this.”

Joc said that after that incident, he and the unidentified woman were not able to agree on new child support payment amount, to which she took the situation to the Gwinnett County Police, who issued a warrant for his arrest for child abandonment.

Watch the full clip where the rapper explains what led up to his arrest below:


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