Shaquille O’Neal just dunked on Kanye West.
The controversial rapper tried airing out Shaquille O’Neal’s business on Twitter, but quickly found himself getting crossed over and dunked on by the four-time NBA champion. Ye came to Kyrie Irving’s defense on Thursday after Shaq called the Brooklyn Nets star an “idiot” for sharing an anti-Semitic documentary on social media.
In his response, Kanye called out Shaq for being in business with Jewish billionaire Jamie Salter.
“They make us bully ourselves because of our business alignments,” Kanye tweeted. “Shaq is in business with Jamie Salter. Jaimie first said he’s 50/50 with David Beckham and 50/50 with Shaq. I said ‘Jamie… There’s no such thing as 50/50 in business… Who has the extra 1 percent for the control and voting rights.’”
Ye continued: “Jamie then said he’s actually got the 51 percent on both those deals. We as the creators and talent get so caught up in our vanity that we don’t read or understand the fine print. Like Dave Chapelle said, we need to stop giving up control over our own names and our likeness.”
Shaquille O’Neal eventually caught wind of him being called out so he took to Twitter to tell Ye he’s uninformed and advising him to focus on repairing his “family business.”
Shaq also turned Ye’s recent quote, “I’m not gonna argue with people that are broker than me about money,” back on the rapper while flexing his reported $400 million net worth.
“@kanyewest Believe me you don’t know me like that,” he wrote. “Worry about your business, and to quote the once great Kanye west ‘I got more money than you, so why would i listen to you.’ take my advice get your family business in order. Have a great day brother.”
Kyrie Irving was suspended for five games by the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday after he further defended his decision to promote the documentary, before he ultimately issued an apology on Instagram
“To All Jewish families and Communities that are hurt and affected from my post, I am deeply sorry to have caused you pain, and I apologize,” he wrote. “I initially reacted out of emotion to being unjustly labeled Anti-Semitic, instead of focusing on the healing process of my Jewish Brothers and Sisters that were hurt from the hateful remarks made in the Documentary.”
He continued: “I had no intentions to disrespect any Jewish cultural history regarding the Holocaust or perpetuate any hate. I am learning from this unfortunate event and hope we can find understanding between us all.”
While on TNT’s “Inside the NBA,” Shaq said, “It hurts me sometimes when we have to sit up here and talk about stuff that divides the game.”
We can only hope to move past this and get back to actual sports.