How often do you hear about a professional basketball player feuding with a radio personality??? That is currently happening as New Yorks Knicks player Iman Shumpert and The Breakfast Club’s Charlamagne Tha God exchange verbal shots.
The bickering began when Shumpert released a track dissing Charlamagne and co-host DJ Envy. After mentioning the Shumpert song on Twitter, Charlamagne has also done an interview with TMZ Sports about the matter.
“I think Iman Shumpert just needs to be somewhere focusing on his offense and defense, and not be so defensive and take so much offense when I criticize his rap skills,” said Charlamagne.
When asked if he had ever spoken on Shumpert on his show, Charlamagne stated he did not recall publicly bashing the Illinois native’s rapping ability. He did reveal that he privately relayed that message to Shumpert’s girlfriend singer Teyana Taylor.
Charlamagne then addressed Shumpert’s claim that The Breakfast Club was harming his brand and released the diss track in order to defend it.
“If you’re talking about rap, Iman Shumpert, you have no brand,” Charlamagne responded. “Nobody knows Iman Shumpert as a rapper. I don’t understand how me saying you’re wack as a rapper is detrimental to your brand as an NBA player.”
The star of “Guy Code” & “Charlamagne & Friends” then added he wished people would lock Shumpert out of recording studios during the NBA season so that the guard/forward can focus on basketball.
You can watch Charlamagne Tha God’s interview below…
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