NFL legend Michael Irvin has become one of the greats of the gridiron, but he’s made clear that he’s not here for his son’s gangsta cosplay and Hip Hop shenanigans.
The former Dallas Cowboys wide receive was live on Skip Bayless’ FS1 show Undisputed when he brought up his son, who raps under the name “Tut Tarantino.”
“I got a son. He raps. His rap name is Tut Tarantino,” Irvin said. “If you ever listen to some of his raps. I’m like, ‘Oh my god. Where does this come from, son? You grew up in a gated community your whole life.’ But he’s rapping my life. Because we romanticize and fantasize about that old thug life, ghetto life, and all of that stuff. [W]e used to work to get away from [it]. Now, we’ve gotten to a place somehow where we’re running back towards it. In the music, in everything.”
Check out the clip, along with a teaser of some of the younger Irvin’s raps, below.
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While the NFL legend may not be keen on the marriage of Hip Hop and football, there are other NFL stars who seem all too pleased to link up with today’s hottest rappers.
Back in 2022, Snoop Dogg and country singer Blake Shelton appeared on Peacock’s post-game football broadcast to break down the biggest moments of the season ahead of the playoffs.
While naming off his “Suited and booted” picks for the best-dressed players this season, the Long Beach MC unofficially welcomed Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes to the Bad Boy family with the new nickname he gave the Super Bowl champion for his extravagant look.
“On Saturday, Patrick Mahomes, turned up looking like he was ready for business,” Snoop said in the clip. “Go to work on them P Diddy. That’s how you sure would show up with a pimp stripe on. Not a pinstripe, but a pimp stripe. That’s P Diddy Mahomes right there. And that bag is cold matching that tie. You sharp as a mosquito’s needle.”