Awwww, snap! (Do the kids still say that?)
It’s about to go 0 to 100 real quick after LSU wunderkind Ben Simmons playfully tagged rapper Drake in this after-hours Instagram post that remixed some of the latter’s lyrics following the Tigers’ Tuesday night victory over No. 9 Kentucky – a team that Drake supports.
He bleeds blue and expensive champagne.
On a caption beneath a photo that shows the freshman star dunking as two Kentucky players watch him fly, Simmons remixes an original lyric from Drake on his collabo project with Future – “What a Time to Be Alive” – that says, “I rock Kentucky blue on these [fools].” The rapper doesn’t say fools, but you can search for the lyrics on your own.
Simmons, instead, says, “I rock LSU gold on these …” followed by an emoji of a woman with bunny ears and the Drake tag.
Simmons (14 points, 10 rebounds) didn’t have his best night, but his teammates helped the Tigers record their most significant win of the season. It was an embarrassing effort for the Wildcats, who have yet to showcase an efficient offense, and a glorious performance for Johnny Jones’ crew.
That win, however, is secondary now.
Simmons may have started an international rap beef.
Does he realize what Drake did to Meek Mill?
Meek who? Exactly.
This could get ugly because Drake learned the game from William Wesley, so you can never check him.
Somewhere, Drake is working on a song right now.
Probably starts off with something like “Even Australian ballers comin’ at me …” and then descends into a lengthy tirade about an Australian model who bears a strong resemblance to Rihanna that Drake met in Paris on a world tour, not his girl’s tour, who then asked him for the code for the WiFi, so they can talk about his timeline.
Do we even know if Simmons has the bars necessary to defend himself if this becomes a hip-hop feud?
Will the NCAA allow him to skip classes so he can spend time in the studio and work on a diss track if Drake calls him out?
These questions matter, LSU fans.