Monday, October 19th, 2009 at 11:43 am  |  85 responses

Video: Chamillionaire Snubbed by Michael Jordan

Take this uStream clip for what it is worth. Chamillionaire’s personal encounter with MJ (borderline NSFW):

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  • Mike

    Haha wow, MJ is a dick

  • Max7

    But MJ does postgame handshakes and doesn’t wear T-shirts that say “Check my $tats”. He makes sure not to offend Republicans that could buy his sneakers. He worships the American flag (especially the ones big enough to cover the logo of a rival sponsor). He’s a role model for all of us. Really.

  • James

    damn thats all i can say….damn mike

  • http://pistonsnationblog.com PistonsNation.com

    Chamillionaire > Michael Jordan

  • Jo-Jo Baby

    Damn, if I ever meet Mike, Im cussin his butt out. Fusions, Nu-retros, patronizing snowbunnies, just awful. But MJ couldnt talk to me like that, I woulda been on the news “5’7″ guy smacks the living crap outta Jordan. He survives with a Jordan 2010 stuck up his ass to tell the tale.” LOL

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    It’s funny. I feel dude’s pain. Sounds like Mike’s ego knows no bounds. Which isn’t pretty surprising.

  • Captain Jean Luc-Picard

    MJ is not the only prick in the L

  • Kevin

    That whole encounter was funny, MJ came off like a straight asshole.

    Shoutout to King Koopa though, Venom on the way

  • http://www.slamonline.com Myles Brown

    Nope, just the biggest. But maybe berating fans and car wash employees is all part of that drive to be the best?

  • http://realcavsfans.com Anton

    He see me rollin
    He hatin

  • ENDS

    They say when you meet your heros it like that. Thats why I was surprised when I took My daughter to meet Dwight. Every one was on his jock and his people brushed everyone off like y’all aint worthy to talk to him. Yet when he saw the only little girl in the room just mezmerized to see him he was very well mannered and the Only Picture he took one on one with ANYBODY that day was with her.

  • ENDS

    Its just that he’s so competitive…chime in groupies

  • riggs

    chamillionaire actually thought he was famous enough? with his one hit wonder ass.

  • lawlow

    for some reason i cant belive this

  • http://fashionsensei.files.wordpress.com/2008/02/jackie-moon.jpg Jackie Moon

    For some reason, I know people will still defend Mike’s behavior.

  • http://fashionsensei.files.wordpress.com/2008/02/jackie-moon.jpg Jackie Moon

    MJ off the court is just like MJ on the court – indefensible.

  • http://slamonline.com Sam Rubenstein

    I interviewed Chamillionaire a few years ago, on the day of the transit strike in NYC. I remember whining about it on the phone to him and he was sympathetic, not just like “ask me the questions do your job etc.”

  • http://slamonline.com Bryan Crawford

    One, Chamillionaire is a nobody. Two, MJ was probably drunk.

  • Jake

    That’s actually pretty sad and I don’t even like Chamillionaire’s music.The thing is I’ve heard it from both sides,so maybe Mike is bipolar?I know people personally that met him and said he was really nice,signed everything they gave him and talked to them for a minute.So maybe he has a personality disorder,maybe he was drunk,maybe he was just plain cranky.You never know.

  • http://Dimemag.com Mr. TKO

    Chamillionaire is far from a One Hit Wonder, he’s actually a pretty successful and talented artist. The reason you don’t know him is that he doesn’t make Radio Friendly songs aka “I’m gonna say this and everybody is gonna do what I say type dance songs”
    He’s been pretty consistent in being the top 10 rappers in earning over the past few years.

    He seems like a pretty decent dude and from what I’ve heard about MJ, it seems pretty believable to me.

  • http:///realcavsfans.com Anton

    Duh, Barack Obama is the best. What a joke. Doesn’t it tell you something when the guy was nominated for the nobel peace prize two weeks into his term. President Barry is an empty suit who gives a good teleprompter speech, and that’s all. He got elected because he’s black, he’s popular because he’s a celebrity, and he’s obviously a follower of the people, not a leader.

  • http://fashionsensei.files.wordpress.com/2008/02/jackie-moon.jpg Jackie Moon

    Attack the messenger!

  • Izzo

    “he’s popular because he’s a celebrity”
    Anton the freethinker, breaking new ground.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    I can’t tell if Anton is serious or making a joke…
    I do think it’s funny that a celebrity is mad that another celebrity high-sided him.
    Not to defend MJ because he’s clearly got problems, but I’m pretty sure there are cats that would tell similar stories about Chamillionaire.
    I thought it was funny that MJ said “I ain’t taking no picture with a n*gger!”
    I would have never pictured MJ dropping the n-word in regular conversation cause he seems a little white bread for that, but obviously I was wrong.

  • Kevin

    Funniest part had to be

    Paul Pierce: “Chill out man that’s Chamillionaire”
    MJ: “N*gga I don’t give a f**k!”
    Cham: “Sad face”

  • http:///realcavsfans.com Anton

    I’m not Anton, by the way. I’m Shane. I don’t know why I came up as Anton.

  • http://realcavsfans.com Anton

    That wasn’t me.

  • http://realcavsfans.com Anton

    Wait, if you are not me then who am I?

  • heartlandG

    Live >>>> 2K. Get mad!

  • http://dfkjslf.com Jukai

    Allenp: MJ uses the n-word a bunch, I remember reading a Scoop article and learning that. Obviously the context it was said with Jackson was a bit different.

  • http://slamonline.com Big D

    hilarious video. Great post. MJ is the most competitive basketball player ever, on top of that he was probably drunk at the time of this interaction. Cham looks like he’s going to cry.

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  • Jim

    MJ the player: Irrefutably in the top two or three to ever play the game, if not the consensus #1.

    MJ the person: As trashy and backward as his North Carolina hometown.

    Remember, you can take the boy out of the country but you can’t take the country out of the boy.

  • cramzy

    Maybe its because im from texas and been listening to cham since 98,I don’t see him as a one hit wonder nobody…but I’m not sure everybody views him like I do. Either way, if it’s true, MJ coldblooded, word to Rick James

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    Jim, i have no problem sh!t talking MJ, but sh!t talking NC is just wrong. MJ is from Wilmington. Wilmington is a port, a urbanized port. It is a pretty decently sized city, which is probably more developed then wherever it was you grew up at.

  • Yesse

    Did MJ really do that?Is MJ like expecting a guy to be big to confront him and he probably didnt know who Chamillionaire was, but thats cold.I heard MJ also beat up some kids camera who wanted his autograph and picture.I heard rumors too, but i tought that was all bullshit.

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    do you guys think Kobe only stole his game from MJ. Nope, it is well docummented (by Phil Jackson in ‘The Last Season’ as well as unnamed teammates in interviews) that he took MJs’ swag/attitude as his own. Not saying i believe it, but i am not saying i dont.

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    lol @ the anton guy who wasnt anton!

  • bidonthis

    So here’s what I take from this video: The guy chattering on here admits to colluding with another bidder to suppress bidding at an auction – a charity auction. That sounds pretty low class. And probably illegal.

    I’ll let my opinion of Jordan be formed by some more reputable sources, thanks.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    I mean, it makes sense that MJ would talk like that, but I didn’t realize it for some reason.
    It’s because his corporate image is so whitewashed, that I imagined that even his trash talk would be kind of whitewashed.

  • ktokyo

    Now, how can people (ahem…Lang) talk about Kobe Bryant and his personality off the court? It’s no different that MJ – who is treated as a God. It’s just that nowadays athletes are so much more exposed. If you love MJ, but hate Kobe for his personality, you are a hypocrite.

  • truthteller

    Why is everyone acting so surprised? MJ has always been an asshole but the media just covered him up and made him look good in the public and people just ate it all up.

  • truthteller

    And Kobe really isn’t an asshole! That’s the funny thing! I’ve met dude! Yet everyones hates on him and for what? ‘Cause he’s the “next” MJ? Please!!!!!

  • http://fashionsensei.files.wordpress.com/2008/02/jackie-moon.jpg Jackie Moon

    Kobe not on MJ’s level … of arrogance and disrespect.

  • Michael Scorn

    I wouldn’t want to be in a picture with Chamillionaire either.

  • EricB336

    Crossed MJ’s path once: getting an autograph at a hotel at 1989 A-S Weekend. He hadn’t reached icon status just yet (no rings), but was still the shit. He did autograph a ticket stub for me (in the lobby), but when he was getting near the elevator (and away from the crowd) he shouted at a fan with a photo of him, “Get that thing away from me!” and went into the elevator. As one of his devoted minions, I was speechless for the next half hour.

    When I came to my faculties, I gave Mike the benefit of the doubt (a collector/dealer?), but after stuff like this video (and his warm and graceful HOF speech), it’s pretty clear MJ can fake anybody out on the court, but off it eventually exposes his weakness.

  • Ty

    Sucks. If I were ever allowed an opportunity to meet MJ I would try to keep my distance so my image of him isn’t shattered. Heard he was an a-hole a long time ago. And SLAM, respect for putting this out there, because if MJ catches wind of it, you’re like Sports Illustrated: Dead to him.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    I like Chamillionaire, he’s a pretty honest guy. He’s also one of the best rapper in the South right now, and in the rap game right now, but that’s a different topic for a different time. I feel bad for him though–imagine one of your childhood idols totally disrespecting you like that. If that story is true, which it seems to be… Just wow..

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    This incident actually reminds me of the Rick James/Charlie Murphy segment on Chappelle show.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    No disrespect to Michael Jordan, but Wilt Chamberlain is the best basketball player of all time.

  • Dave

    The only basketball player I ever met was Allan Houston and he was the nicest dude ever, so I see where Cham’s anger is coming from that was probably his idol and he got dissed

  • ClydeSays

    No disrespect to Wilt Chamberlain, but Bill Russell is the best basketball player of all time. 11 rings, 10 fingers.

    And MJ, he might have been one of the best ever to play the game, but as he HoF video showed, he’s not exactly a warm and fuzzy human being. Someone shoulda told Cham.

  • http://www.djpatlok.com pl

    what else would SLAM want from MJ? he already tarnished his coulda-been-untouchable legacy before this video… let the next legend be created, oh shoe gods.

  • http://myspace.com/2grownup2beshownup Jack

    Russell and Chamberlain are both better than MJ… Kobe’s damn close too.

  • http://slamonline.com niQ

    wow. i couldnt watch the vid while at work but wow. i just saw it and.. yea i’ve heard about the stories about mike being an a$$ but.. damn you seriously never want to believe it. cham seems like a chill dude, i’d want to meet him someday instead of mj.

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    It’s crazy that people still go out of their way to ”defend” Michael. The greatest basketball player of all time happens to be an a–hole. That’s it. No, he’s not the only a–hole in pro sports but he is an a–hole nonetheless.

  • http://slamonline.com tealish

    I guess that’s Mike.
    Question for y’all: Do you want to be like Mike? The GOAT but a sub-average human being? Kobe even, for that matter?
    Nah, for me, honestly — I’ll take being David Robinson all day. Best player/person combo of all time.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Clearly, Michael Jordan needs to come on here and just post “U MAD.”

  • http://nike.jp/basketball/bg/home.html asmaticasiatic2

    Over the last few years, with all the events I’ve started to like Jordan as a person less and less to the point of walking away from JB kicks for good..unfortunately the space jams and retro III and IVs always bring me back….

  • http://www.slamonline.com Pardeep

    Mike’s messed man. I lost A LOT of respect for him after hearing this. Feel bad for Chamillionaire. Mike’s ego is HUGE. I can not imagine what would happened if Kobe were to do this. If I ever met Mike I would diss him about Starks dunking on him or just remind him of the time he got crossed by AI or maybe about his time with the Wizards. Still the GOAT but hes messed.

  • Heals

    Gotta love the C’s for being cool to him…

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    I’ve been a HUGE Michael Jordan fan my whole life. After watching this video….I’m still a HUGE Michael Jordan fan! What did he expect would happen? Jordan’s a HUMAN BEING, people. Everyone’s entitled to have their own personality and not what other people perceive them to be like.

  • http://fashionsensei.files.wordpress.com/2008/02/jackie-moon.jpg Jackie Moon

    “What did he expect would happen?” I think he expected to be treated like a HUMAN BEING, not a dog.

  • Erik

    sorry homie, you should have taken the air jordans, sold em to ebay or donated them to charity, or donated to some kids , make something negative out of something positive. next time homie

  • AJM

    If this is true then I feel bad for him. I just loss respect for MJ the person.

  • pennydunk_1

    @Enigmatic; amen. Lots of people are like that, let alone celebrities

  • http://none The Philosopher

    Why would Mike want to take pictures with a guy who disses police? Bad for business.

  • http://slamonline.com cb 34

    All of you are crybabies. Mj may be a pr!ck but don’t confuse his achievements in basketball with his personal life. Maybe dude wasn’t having a good day and didn’t want to be bothered. Imagine his life, everyday till the day he dies people are hounding him for something. I’m sure that gets tiresome. Don’t let instances like this cloud your judgment about how you really remember him, as the best baller. I’m sure there are countless times too he’s gone out of his way to make a kid happy. Works both ways , just like with everybody else. Still doesn’t change the fact that he’s the best to ever lace them up.

  • http://slamonline.com cb 34

    @ pardeep: I bet you if you do meet mike that you won’t diss him. You’d probably stand there in awe like a 12 year old kid just like most of us would. Get out of here with that.

  • stickdog

    Jesus, Michael!

  • http://dfkjslf.com Jukai

    cb34: An asshole is an asshole, bro. There are plenty of people as popular as he is who handle that with so much more grace and respect. You’re a zombie.

  • havana

    Nothing really new here. I am not surprised at all. The most surprising part of the story is that MJ so flagrantly brandished the N word. If true that is something that I would have found out of character. As for the rest, Michael has always been very clear what his values are; excellence, loyalty, passion, competitiveness, and the willingness to always present himself and act in the best light. In Jordan’s mind showing up to a party in hip hop attire does not equate to presenting your ‘best self’ and lets be honest its much easier to put on a pair of jeans and your favorite jersey, than to go coordinate some smart casual, or dress suit before you go out.

    I have read numerous stories, and personal accounts about Jordan harping on about someone who was dressed scruffily or was wearing a competing pair of sneakers. What we have to understand (not necessarily to defend him, but just to put the story in the right perspective) is that the man lived in a bubble even compared to other less influential/admired celebrities. I remember MJ once discussing his flawless post game attire by saying that the only time some ppl get to witness him (mostly ppl that cant afford bulls tickets) is when he walks from the players gate to his car and he wants to present himself in the best light out of respect. You can see how he may have low tolerance for a fellow celebrity without the same self awareness. Shit look at the way his kids were dressed up at the HOF ceremony, much more business than either Robinson’s or Stockton’s

    ordan’s loyalty to his brands has also been well documented. Its kinda like when less than savory world leaders try to pose for a photo op with Obama while at a global conference and try and chummy up to him knowing that one positive photo can be spun into a power enforcing headline back home. Now Obama probably wouldn’t care otherwise but he is self aware enough to know that he doesn’t want to legitimize such leaders in any way and often may brush them off. Same thing here. Jordan knows that people are hounding to take photos of him compromising his brand loyalty and what a potential hassle that may be for him so he acts accordingly. I wouldn’t be surprised if it was written on the invites to either rock up in black dress shoes or nikes.

    Basically MJ and Chamillionaire have very different values. Mike was a big believer in excellence and never making excuses even if one is “from the ghetto” whereas Chamillionaire makes a living making songs abut being disadvantaged as a result from being from the ghetto (ok,im not sure on this as outside of immortal technique, 2pac and nas i listen to zero rap these days). I doubt these two would ever have anything to talk about. Im not defending Mike nor do I agree with his approach but just adding context to the debate

  • Jaymon

    I can’t believe I spent 5 mins of my life on this idiot…what a loser. Chamillionaire…pffft.

  • NUPE

    I’ve met MJ on two occasions. The first time was in Chicago and I was doing some work for the RIF program. We were just taking pictures of each of the players and video of them saying “Kids, remember reading is fundamental” MJ was the only player ever to be borderline rude with us saying things like ‘hurry the ef up, I have things to do’ etc. The second time I met him was during all-star weekend in Vegas. He was obviously drunk and was surrounded by several other former & current players. One of the players I had worked with before called me over to ask me something which put me within 5 feet or so of MJ. I knew his reputation so I didn’t even really look MJ’s way and was talking to other people. I hear MJ say something like “who the ef is that short MF – what the ef is he doing near me – if you aren’t a somebody or have a D cup, get out” I turned around to see who/what he was talking about and to my surprise he was talking about me. I was more embarrassed than mad and some of the people (mainly women) were laughing. A few of the players said things to MJ to calm down and he actually snapped at them a little bit. Most of the players seemed to just shake their heads in disbelief and I left. So yes, I think MJ is an ass, doesn’t mean he isn’t one of the greatest basketball talents ever though. That’s something that can’t be taken from him.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    There are not plenty of people as popular as Michael Jordan.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    That last story by Nupe sounds mad believable.
    More evidence that MJ is a super prick. I’m reevaluating his Hall of Fame speech now. I think I might be joining the team that said the speech was some really petty and vindictive. I gave him the benefit of the doubt at first, but it’s becoming clear that homeboy probably doesn’t deserve it.

  • Max7

    havana, nice neo-con take on the situation — Stanley Crouch and Shelby Steele would be proud. Don’t associate with the riff-raff, and let those ghetto n**as know where they stand!

  • Jim

    BETCAT, I grew up (and after a hiatus, have returned to) New Jersey. You would be laughed off the block if you think that Wilmington, North Crapolina is “more developed than” my hometown in Jersey.

    Also, you don’t help your case at all by ending your sentence with a preposition. “At” is an illiterate’s way of closing their thoughts. I rest my case.

  • http://fashionsensei.files.wordpress.com/2008/02/jackie-moon.jpg Jackie Moon

    Let’s not listen to the message at all! Let’s attack the messenger!

  • Royal

    I’m sorry,but me and MJ would have fought that day lol

  • eZelleBiggums

    Maybe Jordan will wash my car after i get done wild’n out in da liquor store. Jordan whiter than John Stockton.

  • BostonBaller

    The video was whack and not b/c I’m an MJ fan. Dude babbled on about irrelevant things and wasn’t completely believable to me. Everyone has a star story and it is usually jaded by their like or dislike of that star. It’s just amazing how people believe what they hear when it’s about someone they don’t like. How did Kobe and LBJ get involved in the discussion? lol

  • http://Vikturus Vikturus

    @NUPE Damned that sucks…

  • Sueno

    Mike’s always been an asshole.
    Because of his ‘legend’, he’s always
    been ‘king’- but being an ‘asshole’
    is another thing. I stopped buying ‘jordans’
    years ago, I support those who support
    my community and mike ain’t one of them-

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