Michael Jordan Hates Rap, According to N.O.R.E.
Michael Jordan is worshipped by rappers of all ages but The GOAT doesn't share the same sentiments when it comes to hip-hop, according to N.O.R.E. The Lefrak, Queens native sat down for the RapRadar podcast and told a story about Michael Jordan at a Def Jam Christmas party. The way hip-hop's Drunk Uncle tells it, the legendary baller was shutting down rappers who were coming up to him to pay their respects and only spoke to Jay Z.
"Jordan is a hater of hip-hop. He only likes Hov. That's it. That's where it stops. It's Hov and that's it," he said. "I seen him shut Redman down at a Def Jam Christmas party. We were all sitting there waiting to speak to Michael Jordan. Niggas said, 'Yo, Redman and Method Man is here.' [MJ] said, 'Fuck rap.' I seen the nigga say that. Fuck it, quote me. I believe it was Redman and Method Man, and I'm to the side, so I can directly hear his voice. He was like, 'Fuck rap.' I was like, that shit hurt me, yo. Def Jam Christmas party, Mariah Carey hosting and shit like that. He only spoke to Hov, but he spoke to Hov. That's without a doubt."
MJ's decision to only talk to Jigga makes sense considering that Jay has referenced the hoop legend countless times over the course of his career. From Reasonable Doubt's "Coming of Age," to The Blueprint's "Hola Hovito" and The Blueprint 2's "Nigga Please," Jay has made a career out of dropping Jordan's name in his rhymes.
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