Amar’e Stoudemire’s “Wild ’N Out” win proved that athletes can hold their own against MTV2’s best entertainers, but he’s not the only New York Knick to make his mark on the network. NBA newbie Iman Shumpert stopped by the “Charlamagne And Friends” premiere last night to dish on his tabloid-worthy life, which includes a very vocal dislike of a certain MAJOR pop star. With interviews like this, C Tha God is poised to become the male Oprah!
In a clip from the show below, Iman launches into his beef with the one-and-only Rihanna, explaining that the minute she accused his teammate J.R. Smith of being “desert thirsty,” he was over the songstress. “She has shared her words about the Knicks…and everybody knows that I’m going to defend the Knicks ’til the end,” he says.
Riri may be on Shumpert’s s**t list, but there’s one woman he’s holding high on a pedestal: The b-baller has a major soft spot for Michelle Obama, who recruited him to perform on her upcoming rap song (no, she’s not goin’ gangsta — the record is intended to promote kids’ fitness). Sadly, Iman says that FLOTUS’ involvement will remain strictly behind the scenes, and she won’t be dropping beats anytime soon. “She’s too classy for that.” That’s too bad. MC Mo ’Bama would make the best stage name ever!
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