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James sorry for posting rapper’s ‘Jewish money’ lyric

LeBron James apologizes for posting rap lyrics saying ‘we been getting that Jewish money’

  • Lebron James apologized after posting lyrics to the song ASMR by 21 Savage 
  • The lyric says: ‘We been getting that Jewish money / Everything is Kosher’
  • Speaking to ESPN following the Lakers’ Sunday loss to the Memphis Grizzlies, James said: ‘It definitely was not the intent, obviously, to hurt anybody’ 
  • He then added: ‘Apologies, for sure, if I offended anyone. That’s not why I chose to share that lyric’ 

LeBron James has apologized after posting a lyric that referenced ‘Jewish money.’

The Los Angeles Lakers star says he simply got caught up in the music, thought the lyric was a ‘compliment’ and offered ‘apologies, for sure.’

The lyric comes from the song ASMR by rapper 21 Savage. 

James shared it over the weekend on his Instagram account, which has nearly 46 million followers.

The lyric says: ‘We been getting that Jewish money / Everything is Kosher.’

 The Los Angeles Lakers star says he simply got caught up in the music

Darren Rovell, a sports business analyst who formerly worked for ESPN, called attention to James’ problematic use of stereotypes painting Jewish people as wealthy and tightfisted.

‘Surprised LeBron, who makes very few mistakes, put this out. Does quoting lyrics from a song absolve the person quoting from the responsibility behind the words?’ tweeted Rovell. 

‘I’d argue no, especially with a following of 45 million.’

Speaking to ESPN following the Lakers’ Sunday loss to the Memphis Grizzlies, James said: ‘It definitely was not the intent, obviously, to hurt anybody.’

He then added: ‘Apologies, for sure, if I offended anyone. That’s not why I chose to share that lyric.’

He then explained why he posted the lyrics.

‘That’s what I do. I ride in my car, I listen to great music, and that was the by-product of it,’ said James. 

‘So I actually thought it was a compliment, and obviously it wasn’t through the lens of a lot of people. My apologies.’

The NBA does not plan to fine James over the post.

 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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