Famous sport stars — they’re just like us! They, too, love up-and-coming, quick-tongued rappers from Alabama with busted mullets. In an interview with Sports Illustrated yesterday, Celtics center and musician in his own right Shaquille O’Neal identified his favorite rappers: “Eminem, Jay Z, Kanye West, Clipse, the Game. And off the bench is this cat from Alabama called Yelawolf. He’s f—— nasty. “
Then this morning on Angela Yee’s “the Morning After” radio show, Yela responded with his gratitude — “That’s just too much” — and said he’s putting the athlete in an upcoming verse as a tribute. Maybe this will be the beginning of a Shaq-Yelawolf collaboration, which would really be the greatest.