Sports Illustrated interviewed NBA star Shaquille O’Neal and asked him about his favorite rappers. Shaq named hip-hop legends such as Eminem and Jay-Z along with the up-and-coming Yelawolf.
“Eminem, Jay Z, Kanye West, Clipse, The Game. And off the bench is this cat from Alabama called Yelawolf. He’s f—— nasty.,” Shaq replied, when asked who his top 5 favorite rappers were.
On The Morning After With Angela Yee, Yelawolf stopped by and gave his thoughts on Shaq’s unexpected endorsement.
“Shaq, thank you,” Yelawolf told Angela Yee. “That’s too much.”
To check out the complete Sports Illustrated interview with Shaquille O’Neal visit sportsillustrated.cnn.com.
Yelawolf’s first commercial release, Trunk Muzik 0-60 will be available November 22, 2010, with the new single I Just Wanna Party featuring Gucci Mane.
Check out the video for I Just Wanna Party featuring Gucci Mane below.