Shaquille O'Neal Drops N-Bomb During All-Star Runway Show

Shaquille O'Neal TNT All-Star Runway Style Show

Shaquille O'Neal Drops N-Bomb During All-Star Runway Show

NBA legend played explicit version of Jay Z's "Tom Ford" on live TV.

Published February 15, 2015

Shaquille O’Neal must have forgotten he was on live television last night when he DJ'ed the NBA All-Star Weekend All-Star Style runway show.

The former NBA player and current Inside the NBA co-host surprised fans when he played a live DJ set as part of the show — which aired live on TNT — and mixed in an unedited version of Jay Z’s “Tom Ford,” which repeatedly uses the N-word.

Lyrics like “Clap for a n**** with his rapping ass,” played while the live show closed and fans and hosts Charles Barkley, Ernie Johnson and Kenny Smith watched the NBA legend spin.

A network spokesperson tells Page Six, “The song was not intended for air.” No word yet on whether Shaq will face any consequence for the assumed mishap. is your #1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.

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Written by Evelyn Diaz


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