LeBron James

LeBron James apologized for live-streaming an Instagram Story video that showed him rocking out to anti-Jewish rap lyrics in his Uber on Saturday. LeBron added fuel to the fire by captioning the video with lyrics from a track by Atlanta-based rapper 21 Savage track.

LeBron captioned the video: "We been getting that Jewish money, Everything is Kosher." The lyrics are taken from a 21 Savage track, "asmr," off his album I Am > I was, which dropped on Dec. 21.

Jews and non-Jews alike were outraged at LeBron's insensitivity, particularly since he is a high-profile minority.

One Instagram user wrote:

"This is an anti Semitic stereotype used for centuries to foster hatred against Jews. @kingjames the nazis spread this nonsense everywhere #wordshavemeaning posting words to 44 million people has a ton of meaning."

Many noted that LeBron streamed the offensive video after he accused "old white NFL owners" of having a "slave mentality," regarding the Black athletes on their teams.

The NFL is made up of 85% Black and minority players.

LeBron, 34, apologized on Sunday for "offending anyone." The Lakers superstar forward said he didn't choose those lyrics to highlight his "white NFL owners" comment.

"Apologies, for sure, if I offended anyone," James told ESPN.

"That's not why I chose to share that lyric. I always [post lyrics]. That's what I do. I ride in my car, I listen to great music, and that was the byproduct of it. So I actually thought it was a compliment, and obviously it wasn't through the lens of a lot of people. My apologies. It definitely was not the intent, obviously, to hurt anybody."

The superstar, who is a registered Democrat, rarely apologizes for his outspoken commentary on politics and social justice.

LeBron's apology came after the Lakers lost to the Memphis Grizzlies 107-99 on Sunday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The Lakers (19-14) next take on the Golden State Warriors (23-11) in Oakland, Calif. on Christmas Day.

 

  • Trace da Ace

    maaannn......anyways.....Happy Holidays folks!!!! :)

  • HotInCleveland

    Everyone wants to be mad about something. We live in an overly sensitive pc policed society. Folks are ready to burn your house down over the most insignificant things. Fawk em. ?????

  • TheFlow

    Be these same jews that own these record companies sure love it when blacks make music with a lot of violence in it and have no problem making money off of it. That line was not offensive at all.

  • Reenaface

    I remember when the Jews made MJ rearrange his lyrics to the song " They don't care about us". (Was he lying?) They're going to make sure that the blacks know their place.

  • Gloria

    It wasnt offensive. People are reaching!

  • Gloria

    But the crazy part is that Jewish people are the ones who really make the money. Literally. Trying to figure out how this is offensive.....

  • MsVAllDay

    I'm confused, what part of the comment was anti-Semitic?

  • 88

    Wtf Negros are semitic

  • Kayke

    “My black people and I are making money like the Jewish people, who are known to keep wealth in the family and multiply it, and we are doing it legitimately.”

    Translated it so it’s no long a “rap lyric”.... what’s the problem?
    He shouldn’t have apologized.

  • Rayne

    I didn’t see the lie but I’m not wearing my glasses ?

  • Solstice

    Get it Rayne!! You look beautiful!! ????

  • Solstice

    Happy Holiday Trace!! ????

  • Jamal Warner

    It's fake outrage. They looking for a reason to reprimand or put lebron in his place. This is the same thing they did to kevin hart. Lebron has been a prominent outspoken melaninated person. They do not like it and want him to be quiet.

  • Truth Or Die

    They know the average brain-dead American doesnt have a clue on how the money system works and who controls it. How many Hollywood blockbuster movies have been made about the Rothschilds? Yea exactly...

  • Solstice

    This is honestly what I thought when reading the write up. Some folks just want to be mad. Nitpicking and searching for anything just for the sake of being mad. ?

  • pecancandy

    Good Morning Auntie,
    May we please have an open post or lighthearted post to take us into the holiday season. How about the Apostle David Taylor?
    Your truly,
    Pecan

  • Wayup!

    Fk them..???? why should we care about their little feelings when ever anything happens to us where are they again..
    And just like krackaa say "how is it a stereotype if it's true"??

  • Scromes1212

    Lol now these folks getting the tables turned on them and they scrambling lol Kev hart, Chris Rock, Charlemagne, Lebron. They been supporting fake outrage now that same fake outrage getting directed towards them smh this is only the beginning. These celebrities won’t be able to talk about nothing that don’t follow the liberal agenda or they throwing them away.

  • Scromes1212

    Who is that?

  • Scromes1212

    I don’t really think people care that much. I just think people on both sides are trying to hold people accountable for there fake outrage. Everybody got to keep the same energy

  • OvertheMississippi

    LBJ has been doing wayyyy too much recently. He really needs to chill with his woke rhetoric.

  • OvertheMississippi

    Bingo!!!

  • Vonn

    Happy Holidays everyone!!! Have a safe, fun, & loved filled time. This is one of my favorite places to visit in these internet streets. The garden makes you laugh, cry, and think outside the box. Wishing you all the very best now, & in the coming New Year!! ??????

  • Truth Or Die

    Dont forget to add your boy Russell Simmons to that list

  • Vonn

    Happy Holidays!!

  • TexasTwoStep

    So "the people" can be outraged by his posts, but not by what DonnaTrunk posts/tweets? INSANITY, I tell ya...

  • pecancandy

    Every word of this! Enjoy your holiday!

  • CookieMobster

    What is anti-semetic about saying news have money? Folks these days I swear.

  • pecancandy

    Some preacher who was in trouble with IRS years ago. Google clip the interview is hilarious! Well he kinda hooked up with another preacher A Becky, and she putting him on blast. Total phuckery

  • Chicagowise

    You can't say "boo" to a jew without some form of backlash. They are untouchable. Above reproach. If you utter one word about the Jews' role in the Israel and Palestine conflict, you'll feel their wrath!

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    If then Jewish MOFO's don't GTFOH.... Jew money Jew Money ...shyt I said it. Watch they try and file a lawsuit against him for saying that!! See.. any thing blacks do is magnified... Anything the pink people do is justified with a meaningless apology! Bye!!!

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    They just want some of his money... Want him to donate to a JEW CAUSE!

  • Elevated Soul

    Where they at LeBron? Where are your White liberal masters as well as Black race pimps?

    Fool you are on your own when you even hint at offending the "European Jew" by the way "J" is not in the Hebrew alphabets,but I do digress;

    I LMAO @ Lebron saying that White NFL owners have "slave mentalities" when he should have said "slave master- mentality" and to think,I used to think he was smart.

  • Panther Charleston

    We'll see.

  • Renee26

    Happy Holidays Vonn!!

  • Harley

    The same man who worked on entourage and encouraged Jewish slurs and stereotypes is asking for an apology? I’m confusion ?

    When will they stop profiting off our culture and others .... cue tmz

  • ?jessica?

    ?...............Jews go sit down somewhere. You have been called and still are being called worst

  • imright

    leave apologizing when u dont really mean it in 2018.

  • Scromes1212

    Lol I thought I was the only one that caught that.

  • Kim’s Original Face

    Meanwhile there is a whole song called arab money out here ??

    Merry Christmas everyone

  • ALLMINE?

    Its called "POWER"

  • Ryan

    So they don't say or do ish when neo-Nazis are marching in broad daylight nowadays, and this song has BEEN out, and all of a sudden there's "outrage". ANYWAY Merry Christmas!!

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    I don’t care how big you get lebron you know when to bow down you will not dare buck on them Jews and better hope trump don’t put the call in on ya ass for them to increase the pressure

  • Vonn

    Happy Holidays!

  • Vonn

    Happy Holidays!!

  • jason rite

    We don't give a f!ck about those fake Khazarian Jews!!!!!

  • what?why

    So now you are know …and he's watching his coins with that apology. Crystal Clear

  • Rayne

    Lord..? no you are beautiful. Pretty thick head of hair and your skin is everything. Merry Christmas ?

  • Dreadboi

    Can't upset those who make it possible for him to have what he has..That apology came because his handlers and those who control the NBA and Hollywood made him once those that run the NFL made a few calls..Would take away from the other controlled agent of chaos Colin K collusion fight/fight for the so called injustice of so called blacks..

  • Solstice

    Merry Christmas!! ??

  • Solstice

    Thank you so much Rayne!! ?? Merry Christmas ??

  • Reenaface

    You mean that same controlled agent of chaos who's backed by the William Morris agency, the ones behind/funded the take the knee stance?

  • Dowoop

    Then almost nobody would apologize.

  • Dowoop

    Happy holidays to you too!!

  • Vonn

    ?

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Lebron has to be VERY CAREFUL, and maintain his platform to continue to be the change agent that he has become!

    He already went against the system and the good ole’ boys network by forming his own super team, won 2 championships, and another one with a team that he basically carried, after he was trashed by the owner and fans!

    As his playing years are declining, Lebron is poised to continue to do great things beyond protests (which are needed to bring awareness), but also open more schools, business opportunities that employ people, and create a players’ (nba wealthy slaves) blueprint to be followed long after he’s retired!

    Lebron is just that phenomenal!

  • EMILY POST

    Lebron needs to fallback because they are trying to get him caught up..... since he got into the league. Yet ever since he has been voicing his opinion whether you agree or not the powers that be have been looking to show him in an unflattering light.

  • Judge Mental Will

    Anti Jewish? Damm everybody so sensitive. Starting with blacks. Really starting with gay people but thats a who other topic with my sensitive as people. But anyways to even think he was being Anti JEWISH is a shame, only people seeking attention would think that. I prefer just to say his words was ignorant and then school him on why they could be deemed offensive.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I can see why he felt the need to apologize, since he's a public figure and all.. But at the same time he had nothing to apologize for. "Getting Jewish money" is simply getting a lot of money. Nothing wrong with that.
    People are so oversensitive and politically correct about everything nowadays.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    True. If he had said "I'm getting that Arab money", we know there wouldnt be as much of an uproar.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Exactly. Some stereotypes are negative, others not so much. To say that Jews have money is not something I think of as negative.

    If a friend of mine said to me "Man, you're making that Jewish money", I'd recognize it as a compliment.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    True. But Lebron has a lot of business interests outside of basketball, including TV & movie production. And we know there's a lot of Jewish influence in that industry out in LA where he is. So I can see why it was easier to just apologize and move on, instead of endangering his future coins in that industry.

  • 1BlueStar

    So I thought the phrase "Jewish money" was used to express an EXTREME amount of dough? Am I missing something?? Because I'd think that it was some hood form of a compliment...

  • Trey

    Lebron need to be careful. If he gonna be outspoken about things, he need to leave that coon/hood ish behind....

  • Trey

    Thats because you are ignorant

  • PlayerP

    On Christmas???

  • Rmicu

    Well said .
    He is an employee,very well paid, but an employee nonetheless.

    Any one of us who receives a check signed by someone else, knows the rules...Freedom of speech, just watch what you say..
    I don’t talk politics,religion or relationships with my colleagues.
    I keep it very simple in the workplace.

    LeBron is getting more socially conscious and free with his words lately.. Apparently, he was quickly reminded how far he could NOT go in expressing himself and how free he is/is not despite his extreme wealth.

    I’m sure it was eye opening for him, how swift that hammer came down...he thought was a free black man, loved by the massa..... I mean masses.....?.
    Funny.

  • Raquelle Dellaghetto

    Just like nig ger rich, right?

  • Rmicu

    He sees that now...

  • Raquelle Dellaghetto

    So funny as soon as this tool became "King James" he suddenly has a lot of opinions.

  • dontgetblocked

    I always stood by Lebron James until he attacked President Trump. You can debate and respectfully criticize the President but he took it too far. I pretty much hate him now. He's a jlack-azz!

  • dontgetblocked

    I was a staunch supporter until he got ignorant with President Trump. Now I see he's just plain dumb..

  • PlayerP

    NJ has opened a state civil rights investigation into the incident with Andrew Jackson...hopefully, there will be some justice for this young man.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/referee-s-forcing-wrestler-cut-dreadlocks-match-sparks-n-j-n951421

  • MJ

    If a white person assumed you were naturally good at sports and dancing, would you take that as a compliment? Same principle.

  • Queen B

    Yes I wud lol ?

  • Chicagowise

    We're almost in the year of 2020, and nothing has changed. This story upset me so much, I have been purposely trying to avoid it. Does he have a GoFundMe account?

  • Sunshine ///

    I thought it was a compliment too but remember this is a sensitive era. LeBron may be rich but he still from the hood. They just want to try to control everything about him.

  • Marlika

    Welp he’s a dumb ass for even posting the video.

    2. I’m tired of people up I’m arms offended by every damn thing. When we Black Folk get offended “they” say “ oh get over it!” Well it’s time “ they” get the phawk over being offended as well. ???????

  • KcoolMuziq

    #TEAMBRONBRON

  • TooMuchTea

    It’s no secret they’re abt their paper. Where’s the harm??

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Why?

    According to what I read he was warned as late as last week that his headgear was improper so his parents need to blame their son or the coach.

    However, I read that the referee was late and wasn't present for the weigh-in where he would he could informed the kid that he didn't have the proper headgear.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    LOL!!!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Ba wa wa wa!!!

  • Allihave2say

    every group can warrant a public apology for any offense no matter how slight except black people. The moment a reference is made to the Holocaust or any variation their of, an immediate call for justice is made and granted. The Holocaust was one of the worst atrocities in human life, but it wasn't and isn't the only one in history.

    Black people are still being hunted and enslaved in this day and time yet we can't kneel down as a reminder to our hunters and persecutors that we are human, many of us humble and asking for mercy for out people. We can't have a show of solidarity by wearing non violent socks or shoes to express our hurt felt love and concern for our people without folks reinstating Jim Crow Laws.

    The Klan can gather by the hundreds in public, flaunting and professing white power with no FBI retribution but the Black Panthers were home grown terrorists. Three blacks folks in a huddle are a gang. One hundred white folks in costumes, burning crosses and plotting all manners of crimes are just proud AmeriKKKans.

  • Allihave2say

    LOL.

  • Jussjess25

    Omg who caaaaaaaaares! Like seriously .. next!

  • imright

    well?????

  • Michelle

    The Jews don’t like when you bring attention to them being good with money, it’s why the nazis formed, the nazis thought Jews were sucking their economy’s dry so that’s why they wanted to eradicate them. Get informed. They’re offended. This is like white ppl saying we eat watermelon and fried chicken and smell like cocoa butter and we all look like monkeys. Same thing

  • Ronnie Hill

    Purple = royalty/shill

  • LithiumHaitianFlower

    It is. But, Jews don’t like the attention. By associating Jews with getting untold/untraceable amount of money also indirectly brings attentions to the shady ways they get it and ‘those’ getting the lower hand off those countless shady businesses and transactions. For example, sports owners, record labels, jewelers etc....

  • LithiumHaitianFlower

    It’s called power. Blacks/Afro is the only group that accept/tolerate stereotypes and disrespect.

  • CocoBabe88

    The progressives are at it again I see. Well damn, sounds like a good stereotype to be associated with. Sure as hell beats loud, ghetto, poor, thug, baby mama stereotypes. Wtf, lol?

  • CocoBabe88

    That’s a very odd reason for twitter bots to go all ‘selective outrage.’ What have those progressives got up their sleeves now?

  • Ling

    Lol! So Lebron has to apologize for saying this just to protect his money? And the president is still president? ??????? it’s like I’m in Narnia, I swear, this can’t be real!

  • AmericanDream

    Jews can kiss my ass

  • RealATLPeach36

    Come on Jew family! Geeze I can say one thing y’all stick together and your monies talk! But who cares!

  • Desi

    I heard that back when Hitler was alive, that the rich jews literally sold their own people to Hitler to disintegrate the race to keep their money from being passed down to the next generations. Over 1 million children under the age of 16 died during the holocaust. No wonder they get offended. They're hiding a scandalous secret. Check it out on Leah Remini, Scientology on A&E.

  • jayhawkpride

    You are absolutely right! Rich Jews funded the holocaust!

  • Carrington

    If this dude did his DNA, I'll BET his mammy was related to Abraham Lincoln. LOL

  • jayhawkpride

    It's funny when he rapped about hitting another black man with his "mac," it was cool. Since you Jews are so sensitive and you control the music industry, can we please remove the words "bitches, hoes and niggas from our music?"

  • Jefferey Franklin

    Gays and the Jews, biggest bullies/hypcrites in America

  • Coffee1st

    They flourish under obscurity or being inconspicuous. They ARE the Hidden Hand. They play the background while all along pulling the strings. They don't WANT to be revealed. One major reason is because, according to Bible prophecy, they are SUPPOSED to be a downtrodden ppl TILL THIS DAY. If they're not...then they are NOT Biblical Israel. They dont fit the script. They hone the majority of the reverence and respect they get from the Christians/Evangelicals in the most powerful country in the world - the U.S.
    Look up Bahia Amawi and see just how far this goes. This "oath to support Israel or forfeit your job" is active in 26 states and pending in many more. Not all employers use it...BUT THEY CAN.

  • Minkie Babie

    Finally. He is Abraham Lincoln. This is what the real one looked like.

  • Blunted25

    I always say this. As a kid I always wondered what the world would be like when I became an adult. I never expected it to be like this...from politics to hip hop. You can't make this stuff up.

  • just saying

    WTH??...how was that an insult