Shaq is not to be played with.
On the Joe Budden Podcast, Damian Lillard suggested that Shaq’s rap success was more because of the former NBA superstar’s game than his own lyrical skills.
“I think I rap better than Shaq,” he said. “I think he was viewed as Shaq. People [weren’t] looking at him like he was a real rapper. They was like, ‘That’s Shaq rapping,’ so of course, it was a big deal.”
Those comments eventually got around to Shaq and he was not having any of it. The former NBA player released a diss track called “The Originator” where Shaq could be heard saying Dame was the worst player in the league and adds that he’s not on the same level as fellow NBA superstars Steph Curry and Russell Westbrook.
“You see this flow it got a little Hall of Fame on it/Dame shoot jumpers/Shaq still bang on it,” he raps, adding, “MVP candidate you are not one/Platinum plaques on my wall go and get you some/Lyrically, I’m three-time Finals MVP/I can’t believe some clown is testing me.”