The conversation surrounding the dangers of being an entertainer has heated up in recent years, with deadly attacks on rappers, athletes, and other famous figures becoming increasingly prevalent. Rapper Zoey Dollaz has made an effort to provide an added safety precaution for his fellow public figures with the launch of a car service specializing in bulletproof vehicles. Dollaz—who was wounded in a 2020 shooting outside of a Miami strip club—spoke about being inspired to create his idea, which he bills as the first of its kind.
“I created my bulletproof car service, the first one ever, because like, my peers, my rap friends, we in danger,” the Freebandz rapper said during a sit-down with the On The Radar Radio show. He also spoke about assailants’ ambush tactics for targets on highways, which was the case in the 2020 shooting death of Texas rapper Mo3 and the 2021 drive-by shooting of Jacksonville rapper SpotemGottem.
“They wait ’til we get on the highway and try to spray us,” he added. “Football players that come from the hood, they gotta go back to the hood and see they people. We see the stories of them getting harmed and stuff, so I’m like, ‘You know what? Let me create an Uber with bulletproof vehicles.’ And I did that.”
According to Zoey, he traveled in bulletproof vehicles before being injured in a 2020 shooting but was caught slipping and riding in another car at an inopportune moment. “Actually, I had my bulletproof cars when I got shot,” the rapper noted. “I just was in my mother’s car. I had just got my mom a Benz, and I’m like, ‘Let me flex in my mama’s sh*t real quick.’ Man, I end up gettin’ hit up in there.”
On a more uplifting note, Zoey credited music with providing new opportunities for his friends and family and opening the door for him to pursue his own passions as a businessman.
“I really focus on a lot of business,” the “Blow A Check” rapper shared. “Music is my love, and I love it. It created a way for my family to be able to be away from the hood. And my friends, I get to travel the world with them, but it’s a vessel, and it’s a door for me. And it’s just a talent that God gave me, but business is my thing.”
Watch Zoey Dollaz’s full On The Radar Radio interview below.
Grammy-nominated singer and bestselling author Amerie has announced her new children’s book, You Will Do Great Things, will debut on March 28, 2023. The picture book will be published through Macmillan Children’s/Roaring Brook Press. According to Rated R&B, You Will Do Great Things follows a young boy whose “imagination takes off as he gazes at family photos, whisking him off on a fantastical journey. Along the way, the boy tries […]
After setting a new NBA record, Damian Lillard has been issued a drug test after his dazzling 71-point performance. The professional basketball league subjected the Weber State University alum to a blood test to find performance-enhancement drugs, which displeased the star player. “I was like, ‘Are y’all serious?’” the […]
Hey Everyone Fans & Friends of The Heavy Hitter DJ Kam, Our favorite Heavy Hitter Need’s Your Support over the year’s DJ Kam has rocked the airwaves of Phildelphia Radio, Satellite Radio and Digital Radio across the country. Today he can be heard on FreeAgentRadio’s “The DJ Kam Show” […]
Future’s One Big Party Tour continued in Charlotte, N.C. on Friday (Jan. 13) and certainly lived up to the billing. The 39-year-old artist delivered his seismic set of classic records from the last 12 years but also treated fans to some exciting special guests. Fellow Atlanta legend T.I. joined the […]
John Legend has announced plans to launch his own body and skincare brand, which is geared toward consumers with deeply melanated skin. The brand, which is called Loved01, is unisex and will launch on Feb. 1 in 2,000 CVS stores and online. It will then become available in 500 Walmart […]
Chris Brown has extended his lead over Elvis Presley as the male singer with the most Gold-certified singles in music history. Last Thursday (Jan. 5), the 33-year-old crooner earned his 56th Gold single with his latest hit “Call Me Every Day” from his studio album Breezy, giving him two more […]
LISA MARIE PRESLEY, singer-songwriter and daughter of ELVIS and PRISCILLA PRESLEY, has died at the age of 54. “It is with a heavy heart that I must share the devastating news that my beautiful daughter LISA MARIE has left us,” PRISCILLA confirmed in a statement to PEOPLE tonight. “She was […]
The NAACP Image Awards has unveiled its stacked list of 2023 nominees. ABC and Netflix lead the way with 28 and 15 nominations, respectively, while Black Panther: Wakanda Forever becomes the film with the most nominations in the motion picture categories. The Golden Globe-winning hit comedy, Abbott Elementary earned nine […]
Rotimi recently revisited the topic of leaving his 2017 record deal with G-Unit. To clear up any speculations, the actor-singer explained that leaving Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson’s imprint was his own decision and that it was “all love.” As Rotimi is best known for his role as Dre in 50’s […]
NYPD are on the search for a Brooklyn man who allegedly broke through the glass door of an eatery before slashing his ex-girlfriend with a knife. Rakien Figueroa is accused of showing up to the victim’s job around 7:50 a.m. on Tuesday morning (Jan. 10) and carrying out the violent […]
Post comments (0)