As Michigan State reeled off win after win en route to a 12-1 record and a Big Ten Championship game win over Ohio State, the Spartans adopted “Type of Way,” a song by Atlanta rapper Rich Homie Quan, as the team's anthem. Coach Mark Dantonio even gave Quan a shoutout on television after the Big Ten Championship win, and now a plan is in place for the rapper to join the Spartans in Los Angeles for the Rose Bowl.
“I want to be out there in a green jersey and feel a part of Michigan State,” Quan told MLive.com. “I want to be at the game, I want to be out there with them. I feel a part of Michigan State now, and you don’t even know what it means to me.”
Quan told MLive that he was watching the Big Ten championship game and saw Dantonio give him a shoutout in the post-game interview.
“Coach said my name twice, and it sent chills through me,” Quan said. “He could have mentioned anyone in the whole world. I mean, a man 57 years old liking me and doing that. I truly appreciate that from the bottom of my heart.”
Dantonio has been trying to get the team and Quan to link up for more than a month, but Quan’s booking appearances have prevented him from attending a game.
Quan told MLive that he first saw that the Spartans had adopted his song two months ago on Twitter and that he was excited that All-American cornerback Darqueze Dennard, a fellow Georgia native, was partly responsible for introducing the song to the team.
Quan will be rocking the No. 31 Dennard jersey on New Years Day, cheering on the Spartans as they take on Stanford.
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