June 24, 2008
Kobe Bryant was on the receiving end of a withering Shaq attack the other night as his former teammate trashed him as a no-good home wrecker. Phoenix Suns center Shaquille O'Neal, who has a long-running feud with his ex-Lakers teammate, took the mic at the Village Underground Sunday and unleashed his tirade. "I'm a horse, Kobe ratted me out, that's why I'm getting divorced," Shaq rapped.
The line refers to a comment Bryant made during his 2003 rape case in which he told Colorado cops that he should have done what Shaq does: "Shaq would pay his women not to say anything."
Shaq's freestyle rap came with a crude chorus that the audience in the Greenwich Village club readily sang: "Kobe, Kobe, tell me how my a-- tastes."
"The crowd went insane. Everyone was cheering him on and having a good time. At some point everyone was singing along with the chorus," said Village Underground manager Tal Shafyr.