Yungeen Ace Says Police Have Blocked Him from Performing in Jacksonville

Yungeen Ace Says Police Have Blocked Him from Performing in Jacksonville

Jacksonville, Florida rapper Yungeen Ace recently spoke to HotNewHipHop’s Rise & Grind about police in his hometown blocking him from performing.

He explained, “The police won’t even let me perform [in Jacksonville], they stop me every time. I asked them if I could go and do a charity performance and the cops wouldn’t allow it. It is real violent there.”

Yungeen Ace went on to speak about police in Florida overall, which led him to address Polo G’s recent arrest in Miami. Polo G was accused of attacking a police officer during his arrest, and he addressed the situation on Twitter shortly after being released, writing, “[One] of the officers told us they was on us since we got off our jet. They playin foul in Miami & dat sh*t been like that for a minute.”

Yungeen Ace addressed Polo G’s arrest, stating, “[Polo G’s arrest] made me so mad, and I really f**k with Polo G. Him coming up trying to do right, the fact that his arrest happened is lame. They hate rappers. It sounds crazy, but when we do good, they f**k with us and when we do bad, they f**k with us. We really try to move in the right direction. Maybe they just want to see everyone in jail. It’s an abuse of power.”

Other News

Acclaimed journalist, founder of Women Love Power, and host of “The Grapevine Show,” Ayesha Faines, has unexpectantly passed away. Faines’ cause of death and her age have not been made public.

Melanie Lawson, an anchor at News4Jax, where Faines also worked early in her career, reacted to the news in a statement, “Ayesha was such a bright light. She was so young when she came to News4Jax but very intelligent and mature beyond her years. When she spoke it was like listening to poetry. I was always so proud of her accomplishments after she left the station. Ayesha was also a fierce supporter of women.”

She added, “She never said a disparaging word about any woman so I wasn’t surprised to see her use her voice for women’s rights. She was a wonderful friend and journalist. This news is just devastating. My heart is broken for her family. I know she meant the world to them. I’ll never forget how her father lit up when he talked about his baby girl. I can’t imagine the pain they feel.”

Ayesha’s fellow panelist on The Grapevine Show, Donovan Thompson, also paid tribute on Twitter, writing, “devastation doesn’t even begin to describe what i feel. there is a weight now of deep, profound loss that will remain with me forever & the world will never be the same. @ayeshakfaines changed my life…” You can read more of his tribute above.