While most rappers idolize Michael Jordan for either his iconic sneakers or his legendary basketball career, Watts rapper Glasses Malone ain’t feeling the G.O.A.T. because of investments he holds in the prison system.
Glasses took to Twitter this week to express his displeasure with Jordan’ business decisions, siding with recent comments made by retired NBA legend, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
“Me & Kareem Abdul Jabber agree on Jordan….,” he tweeted, alongside a link to a Fox Sports article titled, “Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Michael Jordan chose shoes over human rights.”
Me & Kareem Abdul Jabber agree on Jordan….https://t.co/1qsVnRq3Y6
— Glasses Malone (@gmalone) November 4, 2015
In the story, Abdul-Jabber blasts Jordan, claiming he chooses “commerce over conscience”. “You can’t be afraid of losing shoe sales if you’re worried about your civil and human rights. He took commerce over conscience. It’s unfortunate for him, but he’s gotta live with it,” Jabber said, in reference to Jordan’s famous “Republicans buy sneakers, too,” quote.
Glasses Malone previously expressed a similar outlook toward MJ, via an interview with The Breakfast Club in September, saying doesn’t support Jordan or his shoes… because he invests his money in prison stocks.
“I don’t wear Jordans no more ’cause he be into all of that,” Glasses said. “He invests in all that. He invests into more prisons than schools. I ain’t really into him right now. I won’t buy another pair of his shoes for sure.”