Young Thug is clapping back against allegations that he put his daughter’s life in danger. The Atlanta trap music star came under fire Tuesday (June 4) after a video of his little girl driving a car surfaced on social media.
In the short clip, his daughter is shown seated in the driver’s seat all by herself slowly driving a vehicle down what appears to be a residential road. She is seen struggling to look over the steering wheel from the front windshield. An adult, who appears to be a woman, reaches out to correct her steering before the camera pans back onto the empty road.
It was Thugger, however, who immediately caught flack after the video circulated on social media.
On Wednesday (June 5), he put out a statement obtained by TMZ clarifying that he was unaware of the situation, but will be looking into it. He emphasized that was also out of town during the time of the incident.
“Never would I put my child's life in danger nor anyone else's life, I am out of town that video is clearly in Atlanta" he wrote in the statement. "I am a very safe man, especially when it come down to my kids. I am very smart, last thing I'm looking for is clout/fame I have both."
He concluded his sentiments by adding the situation will be handled “expeditiously.”
It’s not yet clear who his daughter was with, but a source reportedly close to the Barter 6 artist told TMZ that his daughter was with her mother. The mother reportedly let her drive around outside her home in Georgia for less than 30 seconds.
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