March 08, 2011
Instead of speaking with reporters or revealing his thoughts via YouTube or Twitter, ex-North Carolina point guard Larry Drew II found another way to explain to fans why he's no longer a Tar Heel.
He did a freestyle rap on the subject on stage at his 21st birthday party in Los Angeles.
Video of Drew's rap surfaced early this week, quickly drawing the ire of North Carolina fans still furious that the junior abruptly left in the middle of conference play soon after losing his starting job to freshman Kendall Marshall. It's difficult to understand all of the lyrics, but some of the most inflammatory parts are below.
• "Everything I'm hearing is untrue. The media, they talk, but they never confront you. The past three years, I can't undo, so now I'm making all the moves that I want to."
• "They tried to tell me just to play my role, but who's really trying to stick to a script full of typos."
• "Like a horror flick they made me out a monster. Cut the bull----, I should have won an Oscar. It ain't over till the fat lady sings, right? [Forget] it, I brought the whole opera."
Drew's Feb. 4 departure appeared to be a blow to North Carolina at the time, but instead it has become one of the catalysts for the Tar Heels' recent surge to an ACC title.
Marshall has thrived since entering the starting lineup, leading the Tar Heels to 12 wins in their last 13 games. He also spearheaded their huge season-ending victory over Duke on Saturday with a 15-point, 11-assist effort.
There's no word yet on what school Drew will transfer to, but it's probably safe to assume he isn't welcome back at North Carolina. Not only did coach Roy Williams express his disappointment that Drew chose to leave at midseason, Tar Heels fans have flooded the comments beneath the video with derogatory messages.
This isn't Drew's first foray into rap, either. The Los Angeles native released two songs on YouTube last October.