Michael Jordan Wouldn’t Smile for Chamillionaire’s Camera
Chamillionaire recently met his hero Michael Jordan, but it didn’t go so well. The Houston, Texas rapper, who is expected to drop his third album ‘Venom’ later this year, crossed paths with Jordan at a party for the basketball legend after recently forking over $7000 for one of his jerseys at a Reggie Bush charity auction. Although Chamillionaire won the Jordan mesh, the rapper didn’t exactly get that one-on-one encounter with his idol that he had hoped for.
After seeing Jordan posing for pictures with some ladies at the party, Cham tried for his own snapshot with the 6’6″ sports legend. “I don’t ask nobody for nothin’ I never do,” Cham retells in a video on his Web site. “I was just like, man, this is just that one moment. I’m gonna ask Mike for a picture.” The rapper approached Jordan, who was sitting next to filmmaker Spike Lee and members of the Boston Celtics, including guard Paul Pierce.
“They were just chilling and I said, ‘I don’t mean to be rude, but Mike, I just wanted to know if I could get a picture.” Although Cham was expecting to get a “No” from the get-go, he wasn’t expecting Jordan’s delivery.
According to Chamillionaire, Jordan said, “I ain’t taking pictures with no nigga.” Stunned the rapper thought the basketball star didn’t hear him correctly and tried to smooth things over by explaining he just paid 7 Gs for one of his jerseys. Jordan’s response was, “You know what, I tell you what, you pay $15,000 right now for a jersey from me and I’ll take a picture with you.”
Cham charges that he’s “never been so heated” in his life. Pierce even tried to chime in. “Paul Pierce was like, ‘Yo, whoa, chill out. That’s Chamillionaire, man,” the rapper continued. Jordan didn’t budge and retorted with an, and this is again according to Chamillionaire, “I don’t give a fuck, nigga!”
Chamillionaire then turned to Spike Lee, shook his hand and said “It’s all good.” Describing Jordan’s A-list entourage upon his departure, Cham said they “all just had that look like, ‘That’s just how Mike is.”
Although Chamillionaire brushes the botched meet & greet as no big deal, the rapper excuses Jordan’s “most rudest” behavior by reasoning that “this dude must feel a certain way inside, where he just be treating people like that.” Nike and Jordan apparently tried to apologize by sending Cham jerseys and shoes. Cham, who says he lost respect for the legendary basketball player following the ordeal, allegedly responded to the peace-offering by saying, “No, nigga.”
Michael Jordan, whose bling includes six NBA championship rings and two Olympic gold medals, has undoubtedly signed and taken his fair share of photos with fans through the years, but Chamillionarie’s story might make you think twice about approaching the basketball superstar on your own in the future. We actually dare you. ‘Good Morning’ the lead single off Chamillionaire’s ‘Venom’ is currently out on iTunes.