The two rappers called out presenters such as Malika Andrews and Kendrick Perkins in the latest episode of It Is What It Is on Friday (July 21) over use of the word “cap” as the network launched a “cap” segment as part of some of its debate shows.
“That’s crazy,” Ma$e said in disgust. “We need to jack them back. Pause. Malika Andrews and Kendrick Perkins, they be like, ‘So is this cap or not.’ When the fuck did y’all start writing about what’s cap?
“Secondly, I don’t think Malika might know what cap was until somebody said, ‘We’re gonna do a cap segment. For ESPN to throw a cap segment in there, we just did the cap hats and all types of shit. Now they got a cap segment.”
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Fans appeared to agree with Cam and Ma$e, with one commenting: “Don’t trust Malika and ESPN scrambling right now.”
It’s probably safe to say that ESPN won’t be acquiring the pair’s show as they’ve targeted the network — which laid off a handful of analysts, personalities and show anchors at the end of June — on several occasions.
Ironically enough, the latest episode of It Is What It Is featured an appearance from Boston Celtics legend Paul Pierce, who was fired by ESPN in 2021.
Pierce still doesn’t understand the firing to this day. “I got fired for what? I got fired for having some entertainment,” Pierce told the I Am Athlete podcast. “I’m playing cards, it’s my boy’s birthday, it’s girls dancing and we blowing some tree, what did I do wrong?”
It Is What It Is has slowed down pumping out episodes with the light summer sports schedule but look for them to get into a routine this fall as Cam’ron will also launch his Come and Talk 2 Me show, which will find him interviewing an array of subjects.