Kevin Durant Gives Cryptic Take on Rap Legend: “Gen Z Got Jay Z F*cked Up”

Published 12/23/2021, 6:30 AM EST
Dec 14, 2021; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant (7) reacts during the first quarter against the Toronto Raptors at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports


Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant and rap sensation Jay-Z share a special relationship. Ever since Durant’s days in Oklahoma, Jay-Z has been an influential figure in his life. Over time, it is natural that these two have developed a bond that allows them to be honest with each other. Moreover, Kevin Durant is infamous for being brutal on social media.

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His recent tweet was no exception to that rule.

This comes a few months after the release of Idris Elba’s The Harder They Fall movie, in which Jay-Z made his latest song with Kid Cudi. Durant’s tweet seems to be a reaction to the soundtrack that features several unconventional beats.

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He wrote: “Gen-Z got Jay-Z f*cked up” 

Was Kevin Durant taking a dig at Jay-Z’s latest music?

Kevin Durant admitted in 2017 that Jay-Z gave Durant ‘practical advice’ while convincing him to join the Warriors. If Durant takes career advice from Jay-Z, it is not far-fetched to assume they would exchange honest opinions about their work. While there remains no confirmation that this statement was a dig on his work, it won’t be a surprise if it turns out to be.

Jay-Z released a feature song for Idris Elba’s The Harder They Fall in which he arguably moved away from his usual style of rap. Maybe this tweet was a comment on that.

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Throughout his career, Jay-Z has shown he is an ardent NBA fan. He along with his wife, Beyonce have been spotted on multiple occasions in the stands of an NBA game.

Moreover, since Jay-Z is from New York, he makes it a point to regularly attend Brooklyn Nets‘ games.

Beyonce and Jay-Z almost bought ownership stakes in an NBA franchise

Considering that these two entertainment sensations have turned into business tycoons and investors, it is not a surprise that they were looking to invest in their mutual interests. According to sources, Beyonce and her husband were close to buying an ownership stake in the Houston Rockets.

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It seems that Beyonce wished to contribute to her community by owning their prime NBA franchise. She is a native of Houston. James Harden was still a part of the Rockets at that time this deal was supposed to happen.

However, Tilman Fertita ended up outbidding her, and Beyonce’s dream never came true.

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Had his wife bought the Houston Rockets with him, do you think Jay-Z would support Brooklyn or Houston? Let us know what you think about it.

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Chaitanya Dadhwal

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Chaitanya Dadhwal is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Even though his journalism is driven by his desire to understand both sides of an argument and give a neutral perspective, he is biased towards Houston Rockets and Arsenal, and he has shown exactly how loyal he can be through tough times. Currently a Law student at Jindal Global Law School, he aims to have his own sports management firm one day and enjoys rap music during his time off.

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