(AllHipHop News) Last month New York Knicks player Iman Shumpert took a break from the court to jump in the booth. The four-year NBA veteran dropped the track “#HowtoHate” which included a few lines directed at The Breakfast Club hosts Charlamagne Tha God & DJ Envy.
Complex caught up with Shumpert and asked the 24-year-old guard about his issues with Charlamagne and Envy. According to Shump, his biggest issue with the radio personalities was not over any disses about his music. Iman says it was Envy’s claim that he was an “ass” to a group of children after a Knicks game that bothered him the most.
“DJ Envy said that after a game we had an autograph signing – which after games we don’t do autographs signings,” explained Shumpert. “First of all DJ Envy, don’t make something up. If you had record of that, if you know me the way you’re sitting here talking about it, then at the autograph signing that you saw me do this, how about you pull me to the side and tell me to stop doing that to these kids.”
Shumpert added that he “loves kids” and other Knicks players like Carmelo Anthony and J.R. Smith will leave him to handle interacting with the youth.
“I felt like they were throwing salt on my brand for no reason,” stated Shumpert. “If you’re going to make fun of me, make fun of my hair Charlamagne, cool. You wanna joke around [about how] the Knicks lost, cool. But when you start saying I’m being rude to kids, DJ Envy, come on man. I don’t even know you like that.”
Watch Iman Shumpert’s interview below.