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The “beef” stems from Lillard’s appearance on the Joe Budden Podcast, where he claimed to be a better rapper.
The NBA preseason hasn’t even tipped off yet, and sparks are already flying.
In early September Damian Lillard (aka Dame D.O.L.L.A.) appeared on the Joe Budden Podcast, where he suggested Shaquille O’Neal’s rap career was little more than a novelty act.
“I think I rap better than Shaq,” he said. “I think he was viewed as Shaq. People [weren’t] looking at him like he was a real rapper. They was like, ‘That’s Shaq rapping,’ so of course it was a big deal.”
Weeks later, Shaq responded with a four-minute diss track, rapping over “What’s the Difference,” flipping JAY-Z’s infamous jab at 50 Cent, saying “I’m trying to get a billion, who gives a fuck about a dollar?”
Lillard quickly responded by tweeting a track of his own, adding “Ok I’m going to practice now…”
Ok I’m going to practice now… https://t.co/imVsfyCEzt
— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) October 1, 2019
Check out the track below.