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NFL Legend, Michael Irvin’s Worry Over His Son’s Gangsta Rap Career

NFL Hall of Famer Michael Irvin has publicly expressed concern over his son’s rap career. According to Complex, during an appearance on Skip Bayless’ FS1 show Undisputed, the Dallas Cowboys star claimed that the things his son “Tut Tarantino” raps about in his music are the polar opposite of his own experiences because he “grew up in a gated community” his entire life.

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During a debate about NBA great Ja Morant, the 57-year-old mentioned his son’s rap career. As previously reported by HowAfrica, the Memphis Grizzlies point guard was suspended for 25 games without pay after being photographed twice this year holding what seemed to be a gun.

Irvin in the segment stressed that his son hasn’t walked the talk with regard to the lyrics in his songs. “I got a son. He raps. His rap name is Tut Tarantino,” Irvin started.

“If you ever listen to some of his raps. I’m like, ‘Oh my god.’ Where does this come from, son? You grew up in a gated community your whole life. But he’s rapping my life. Because we romanticize and fantasize about that old thug life, ghetto life, and all of that stuff. When… we used to work to get away from. Now, we’ve gotten to a place somehow where we’re running back towards it. In the music, in everything.”

This isn’t the first time the retired wide receiver has publicly questioned his son’s rap persona; he shared similar comments on the Dan Patrick Show in 2019.

“He raps about some of the hardest stuff in the world,” Irvin said in reference to his son Elijah. “I say to him, ‘Son, you grew up in a 20,000 square foot gated community! Where does this stuff come from?’”

He continued: “I worked hard to get you out of this, and you’re rapping right back to it.”


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