LeBron James has issued an apology after receiving tremendous amounts of backlash for posting lyrics to a 21 Savage song that reference “Jewish money.”
On Saturday, James made an Instagram post that quoted the song "ASMR.” On a selfie, James typed the lyrics: "We been getting that Jewish money. Everything is Kosher."
The Los Angeles Lakers player faced a ton of heat on social media and some even demanded the NBA take action against the franchise athlete. However, after having a discussion with the MVP, the league announced it will take no action, a league source told ESPN on Monday.
After the Lakers suffered a close loss of 107-99 to the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday, James spoke with ESPN and offered a public apology.
"Apologies, for sure, if I offended anyone. 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."
Even 21 Savage offered a statement of regret for including the lyric in his song.
"The Jewish people I know are very wise with there [sic] money so that's why I said we been gettin Jewish money I never thought anyone would take offense," 21 Savage tweeted Tuesday. "I'm sorry if I offended everybody never my intention I love all people."
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