Memphis rapper Young Dolph gave $20,000 to two Joe Van Gogh baristas who were recently fired for playing his music during their shift at Duke University.
Larry Moneta, Vice President for Student Affairs, complained to Director of Duke Dining Robert Coffey about Young Dolph’s single “Get Paid,” which was playing last Friday at the coffee shop.
Earlier this week, the baristas were asked to resign, so Young Dolph decided to take things into his own hands. Revolt TV reports that Dolph invited the former employees to join him on stage during his Rolling Loudfestival performance in Miami last night.
“So check this out, this what we gon do. I know for a fact that the VP at that school get money, but he don’t get money like Dolph,” he said. “So until y’all get a new job, I got $20,000 for y’all right now.”
Joe Van Gogh’s owner Robbie Roberts released a statement apologizing for the shop’s actions while Duke students protested in front of the store and outside Moneta’s office. JVG has now decided to close up and cut ties with the university.