Johnniqua Charles Of Viral ‘Lose Ya Job’ Hit Wants The Video To Be A Teachable Moment For Cops
Johnniqua Charles' fun little tune is now a protest anthem.
June 19, 2020 at 3:56 pm
Johnniqua Charles is sharing her story after becoming an internet superstar overnight for a video showing her rapping a song while being detained.
In profiles by HuffPost, BuzzFeed News and Pitchfork, Charles explained that she had no idea how much her life would change after complaining about an unfair detainment one night in Dillon, South Carolina.
Charles was shot into the public eye on February 5 when Julius Locklear, the security guard who detained Charles outside of Diamonds Gentlemen’s Club, posted a video of her detainment. Locklear told Buzzfeed News that he had a fellow security guard take the video because his body camera was not working.
“Okay IM NOT POSTING THIS TO BE FUNNY TOWARDS THIS SUBJECT!!!! I’m posting it cause that rap was lit like I wish I could put a beat to it lol,” Locklear wrote on Facebook.
“Why are you detaining me? You about to lose yo job. You about to lose yo job. You about to lose yo job. Get this dance! You about to lose yo job ‘cause you are detaining me for nothing,” Charles sang while dancing.
It appears Locklear was not alone in liking the tune because it quickly racked up thousands of likes on his page before migrating to Twitter, where it brought in millions of views.