LeBron James has co-signed Bronx-bred rapper Connie Diiamond, after she “bodied” a freestyle that sampled Ludacris‘ “Move Bitch.”
The freestyle was performed by Connie for Blockwork TV, and included a re-work of Luda’s 2001 smash hit which also features Mystikal and I-20.
“Man she bodied that shit!!! WHOA,” King James wrote on his Instagram Story.
Check out Lebron’s co-sign below:
LeBron James co-signs Connie Diiamond’s Ludacris-sampling "Move" freestylehttps://t.co/52WCdDsvQrpic.twitter.com/IUOykaNWH9
— HipHopDX (@HipHopDX) March 15, 2023
Connie Diiamond also released the “Move” freestyle on Spotify, and the track is now her third-highest charting song on the DSP.
“Move Bitch” served as the fourth single off Ludacris’ sophomore album Word Of Mouf in 2002. The single hit No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it Ludacris’s first Top 10 hit on the chart. Fellow NBA star Jalen Rose was also featured in the track’s music video.
The song has also previously been used as a political protest anthem. The track was most recently used as an anti-Trump song following the former president’s election in 2016. Demonstrators paid homage to the single as they were seen marching through the streets of Atlanta, Georgia — Luda’s hometown — chanting “Move, Trump! Get out the way,” a play on the track’s signature “Move, bitch! Get out the way!” hook.
This isn’t the first time LeBron James has handed out co-signs to young up-and-coming rappers. The Los Angeles Laker took to Twitter last August to emphatically give Baby Keem his flowers after seeing him perform on his Melodic Blue Tour.
“@babykeem is a FLAT OUT *star emoji* !!!!! He got that “IT” factor,” James wrote on Twitter.
In other Ludacris news, the rapper himself just dropped off a new freestyle last month, taking to Instagram to remind fans how talented he is with the microphone. Luda hasn’t put out an offical project since 2015’s Ludaversal.
“I’m original, indispensable, rhyme zone/ Skydweller Rolex , fuck a time zone/ My watch feeling like ‘Pac/ It’s all eyez on/ And I’m the truth in the booth/ Get your lies on,” he spits, performing in front of some huge house plants.