By Radio.com Staff
Hip-hop fans have loved Michael Jordan for years, both for his legendary basketball career, and also for his iconic sneaker line. But it turns out that the feeling is not mutual.
In a recent interview with the Rap Radar podcast, N.O.R.E. recalled when Jordan attended a Def Jam party, but seemed uninterested in most of the Def Jam roster.
“I seen him shut Redman down at a Def Jam Christmas party,” he said. “We were all sitting there waiting to speak to Michael Jordan. N—-s said, ‘Yo, Redman and Method Man is here.’ [MJ] said, ‘F— rap.’ I seen the n—- 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— rap.’ That s— hurt me. Def Jam Christmas party, Mariah Carey hosting and s— like that.”
He noted that one MC did get Jordan’s respect. “He only spoke to Hov, but he spoke to Hov. That’s without a doubt.”
Listen to the full interview with N.O.R.E. below. N.O.R.E.’s own Play.It Podcast, Drink Champs, kicks off tomorrow (March 25).