posted on Sep, 9 2004 @ 12:15 PM
Shaquille O'Neal takes a jab at former Lakers teammate Kobe Bryant in a new rap CD.
In a collaboration with DJ Vlad on the song You Not the Fightin' Type, Shaq calls out Cincinnati-based radio disc jockey DJ Skillz and says, "Even
with wings you never as fly as me ... you remind me of Kobe Bryant trying to be as high as me ... but you can't ... even if you get me traded ...
wherever I'm at, I'm Puffy; you Mase and you're still hated."
Bryant signed a contract with the Lakers for seven years and $136.4 million in July. And it is widely thought his strong influence led to the
departure of O'Neal — who was traded to the Heat — and the retirement of Phil Jackson as the team's head coach.
Those moves came following the Lakers' disappointing loss in five games to the Detroit Pistons in the NBA Finals.
O'Neal has made two other rap albums, Shaq Diesel and Shaq Fu -- Da Return. While teaming with Bryant, they led the Lakers to three straight NBA
titles from 2000-02.