While countless rappers has name-dropped Michael Jordan over the years, the NBA icon isn’t a fan of the culture… at all.
The stories about MJ are legendary. One of the funniest has to be from Chamillionaire, who recalled a story years ago about how Jordan denied him a photo… but in a very disrespectful way.
Most recently, N.O.R.E. called Jordan “a hater of hip hop”, while recalling a story of MJ being at a Def Jam Christmas party and dissing the genre… and a group of rappers.
During an appearance on this week’s Rap Radar podcast, he told the hilarious story.
“I seen him shut Redman down at a Def Jam Christmas party,” said N.O.R.E. “We were all sitting there waiting to speak to Michael Jordan. N*ggas said, ‘Yo, Redman and Method Man is here.’ [MJ] said, ‘F*ck rap.’ I seen the n*gga say that… 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, ‘F*ck rap.’ That sh*t hurt me. Def Jam Christmas party, Mariah Carey hosting and sh*t like that. He only spoke to Hov, but he spoke to Hov. That’s without a doubt.”