Watch Young Dolph give baristas $20k on stage after they were fired from Duke for playing his music
Rapper Young Dolph made things so right when he invited two barristas who were fired at a Duke University coffee shop for playing his music, on stage at his concert and gifted them with $20,000 cash after getting canned.
Britni Brown and Kevin Simmons appeared onstage Friday with the “Get Paid” artist who handed the barristas the money of front of throngs of fans at the Rolling Loud music festival, Blavity reports.
Young Dolph flew out the 2 students from Duke University who got fired for playing his music at work and gave them $20,000 on the Rolling Loud stage 💯 pic.twitter.com/95f8sj3rAR
— Navjosh (@Navjosh) May 12, 2018
A controversy over a Young Dolph song playing in a Duke University coffee shop that led to the firing of the two baristas resulted in angry protests last week.
The owner of the Joe Van Gogh coffee company apologized for his handling of a situation that saw two baristas get fired after a Duke Vice President for Student Affairs, Larry Moneta complained about Dolph’s “Get Paid” (Warning: NSFW, obviously) being played and wanted them to CutIt.
Moneta expressed his displeasure over the song and the barista Brittni Brown turned it off and apologized, even offering him a free muffin. He declined and insisted on paying.
Afterwards, however, Moneta reported the incident to the director of Duke’s dining services, which in turn led to the firing of Brown and her co-worker.
Robbie Roberts, the coffee business owner, posted a statement on its website Wednesday after the firings made national news. He said the company was taking steps “to remedy this matter.”
“Joe Van Gogh apologizes to our employees, customers and community for how we handled a situation involving our Duke University store,” Roberts said. “We attempted to understand Duke’s position in this case, but we should have taken a different approach in making personnel decisions.”
The controversy grew into a full-on protest on last Wednesday afternoon, after more than a dozen protesters gathered outside the shop blasting the Young Dolph song. The demonstration was attended by students and some Joe Van Gogh employees, including the two who were fired.
Dolph even took to Twitter saying: “Whoever that VP is, he don’t give a dam about nobody but his self… I guess he was trying to teach the students how to be selfish I guess……… smh.”
Now he’s taught them the greatest lesson of all that he is his brother’s keeper.
Nice work Young Dolph!