(AllHipHop News) Rapper Ja Rule is calling for ESPN’s social media assistant to be fired after displaying “very unprofessional” behavior by poking fun at the star online.
The “Always On Time” hitmaker was left far from impressed on Sunday after viral video footage of Ja Rule struggling to hype up the crowd at a 2019 National Basketball Association (NBA) halftime show performance was reposted on the official Twitter account of the U.S. sports network.
The incident, which took place during a Milwaukee Bucks game in Wisconsin, featured Ja Rule asking the crowd, “Are you ready? Are you ready?” – only to be met with an embarrassing silence, prompting him to quip, “I guess not”, as he launched into his set.
“Never forget this Ja Rule moment,” read the caption on the weekend ESPN Twitter post.
It’s not known why the person behind the tweet decided to revisit the 17-month-old incident, but Ja Rule made it clear he wasn’t happy as he responded to the jibe.
Hey @espn just thought I’d let y’all know I own a women’s professional football team called @newyorkstars in a brand new league the WFLA owned by WOMEN OF COLOR… Wow what a story right??? I figured this was more in your wheelhouse of reporting!!! 😉 #ICONN
— Ja Rule (@jarule) July 27, 2020
“I usually mind my business and ignore the white noise but I think it’s very unprofessional of @espn to try and diminish or discredit who and what I am to this culture,” he vented. “Whoever post for your social accounts @espn needs to be FIRED.”
Ja Rule, who again blamed a technical issue for the lack of crowd noise on camera, has yet to receive a response from network bosses.