NBA Legend Shaquille O’Neal Defends Taylor Swift and Calls Out Kanye West

In a recent incident at the Super Bowl, NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal came to the defense of Taylor Swift and had some strong words for Kanye West. O’Neal, who was also at the event in Las Vegas, appeared to suggest that West had disrespected him at Allegiant Stadium.

This clash between the two celebrities stems from past tensions when West questioned O’Neal and his business partnership with Jamie Salter. O’Neal, who owns a large stake in the company that owns the rights to his name, didn’t take kindly to West’s comments about their business relationship.

In response, O’Neal told the controversial artist to focus on his own affairs and even quoted West, saying, “I got more money than you, so why would I listen to you?” He also mentioned that West chose not to speak to him in person at the Super Bowl, implying that the rapper avoided a confrontation.

O’Neal didn’t hold back, advising West to stop complaining and snitching. He added, “I know you saw me at the Super Bowl, I was waiting for you to say something smart. Man up! Nobody wants to see you crying, man up little boy.”

The clash between O’Neal and West extends beyond Taylor Swift. They also had a disagreement over Kyrie Irving, when the Dallas Mavericks star promoted a film containing anti-Semitic elements.

Speaking of Taylor Swift’s Super Bowl experience, it seems that she had West removed from the event after he tried to upstage her on Sunday night. Former NFL star Brandon Marshall has claimed that Swift made a call to have West kicked out after he intentionally bought seats in front of hers at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.

According to Marshall, West strategically placed himself to photobomb any footage of Swift during the game’s broadcast, seemingly attempting to leverage her celebrity. Marshall suggested that Swift took offense and took action, leading to West being ejected from the stadium. However, it is unclear where Marshall obtained his information, and there is no evidence to support his claims.

Despite the unknown source and possible confusion with Katy Perry, if the incident did occur, it would be a significant victory for Swift in her long-standing feud with West. The feud dates back to 2009 when West infamously stormed the stage at the VMAs and embarrassed Swift as she accepted an award for Best Female Video.

In a more positive encounter, O’Neal recently shared a photo of himself with Taylor Swift, along with Jamie Salter, in Las Vegas. The NBA legend expressed his excitement at finally meeting Swift and mentioned that he and Salter had gifted her an NFL Judith Lieber bag.

The bag, shaped like a football and covered in crystals, is a luxurious accessory created by the company Judith Lieber. Known for their crystal-covered bags in various shapes such as disco balls, cameras, and even a pair of lips, this football-inspired bag retails for $4,000.

With this latest incident and O’Neal’s outspoken support for Taylor Swift, it’s clear that tensions between O’Neal and West are far from over. As fans eagerly await any further developments, it’s undeniably an intriguing clash between two influential figures in the entertainment industry.


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