Nelly Yoa says they cut him a check
Australian soccer player Nelly Yoa claims that Ty Dolla Sign and YG cut him a fat check to keep themselves out of court, after the pair beat got into it with him all the way back in 2015.
For a bit of history, we turn to TMZ. The Australian soccer and football recruit was in the VIP section of a club that Ty and YG apparently wanted for themselves. Yoa claims that when he refused to get out on Ty’s command, the rapper and his guards kicked and punched him in the head before tossing him out of the club. After the scuffle the Melbourne club was shut down as police investigated the incident.
Yoa threatened the pair with a lawsuit several months back, alleging that the beating cost him a soccer contract. He sent them a letter that made his greivances plain. Via TMZ:
“According to the demand letter, Yoa suffered physical and mental injuries, which has prevented him from earning what he says would have been a “substantial income.” He says he lost a prospective soccer deal with the Melbourne City Football Club.”
Apparently, the rapper’s heard him loud and clear because Yoa is telling the gossip website that they cut him a six-figure check.
The scuffle with Ty and YG wasn’t the first time that Yoa’s career was put on hold by violence. The Sudanese footballer was gearing up to join the Melbourne Victory club when he was attacked while protecting a friend at a Sudanese beauty pageant.
Yoa told The Daily Mail that a gang of Sudanese gangsters attacked the pageant armed with machetes. He jumped in front of a friend and recieved 10 gashes on his right arm and wrist as well as severe cuts to his left leg. Victory dropped his contract after realizing the extent of his injuries.
Since then Yoa has made an attempt to break into Aussie Rules football and played with the Collingwood Football Club, known as the Magpies.
Yoa, who is an Australian of African descent, said that he is disappointed both in Australian Africans who fall back on their home as an excuse for bad behavior and those who would stereotype all immigrants because of that.
“As a proud Australian, with African heritage, I know all too well the difficulties faced by migrants, especially those of my Sudanese community,” Yoa told The Herald-Sun. “I dislike seeing reports of some Africans using what has happened in their own country as an excuse to commit crimes. But, I get equally anxious when I see reports of Sudanese people being yelled at in the street, typecast as gang members and stopped by police.”
Hopefully, Ty can avoid further dust-ups when he hits the road for his upcoming “Don’t Judge Me” tour. The rapper announced on Dec. 8 that he would do a whole slew of dates along with Big KRIT beginning in February and running through Apr. 2018.
Check out the dates below and let us know what you think. Did Ty and YG really cough it up for this soccer player? Will Yoa ever break in either soccer or the AFL? How much do you think he was paid to keep this out of the courts? Sound off in the comments and be sure to SHARE this article.