Face Permanently Disfigured After an Incident 6 Years Ago, 22-YO Female Rap Sensation Breaks Silence on Shaquille O’Neal Sliding into Her DMs

Published 06/02/2023, 12:20 PM EDT

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Shaquille O’Neal, the basketball legend known for his on-court dominance, has also left an indelible mark on the world of music. From releasing his own records to collaborating with renowned artists, Shaq’s passion for music has been well-documented. Beyond his accomplishments in sports and music, Diesel has shown a genuine commitment to helping others. For instance, for a 22-year-old rap sensation from Brooklyn, who has been a victim of abuse six years ago, Shaq reached out to her DMs at 4 a.m. in the morning!

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Whether it’s offering support and guidance to aspiring artists in the music industry or extending his generosity to individuals in need, Shaq’s philanthropic efforts have touched the lives of both industry professionals and everyday people alike.

Shaquille O’Neal with some words of encouragement for Brooklyn rapper

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Scar Lip, the ‘Glizzy Gobbler’ hit rapper, appeared on the talk show Vlad TV recently. The 22-year-old unveiled how her special bond with NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal began with a DM. Recalling the unexpected encounter, she said, “Shaq slid in my DMs. He was like, ‘Yo keep spitting that hard s**t.’ It was like four in the morning, someone told me check my phone and I see Shaquille O’Neal text me. I said, ‘Is this a dream? Is this real?’ I started jumping up, going crazy.”

Scar Lip was left stunned and had to make sure it was indeed the 4x NBA champion. O’Neal then proceeded to send a “whole video” motivating her and telling her that “it was time for you to take over New York.” However, Shaq is not just a man of big gestures and words; he likes to take action. And so he did for the young rapper too.

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Shaq went the extra mile to support her music by sending it to over 50 DJs. His gesture reflects genuine support for Scar Lip’s talent, actively promoting her music in the industry. It exemplifies collaboration and mentorship, demonstrating that even legends like Shaq uplift emerging artists.

The origin story behind the name ‘Scar Lip’

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The distinctive scar became the inspiration for Sierra Lewis’s unique stage name, symbolizing resilience and overcoming adversity. At the age of 16, she was left with a scar on her lip after her brother punched her. The Bronx native has also faced alleged abuse from her aunt and uncle. She soon found herself in foster care, whose experiences she informs through her edged punchlines and assertive delivery in Foster CareTherapy, and Suicide Awareness.

Scar Lip’s journey in the music industry undoubtedly received a significant boost from this unexpected connection with the basketball icon. Additionally, the 22-year-old rap sensation’s thriving career grew with a new deal from Epic Records, boosted by early support from Cardi B and Snoop Dogg.

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Shaquille O’Neal actively supports emerging artists like Scar Lip, sharing his knowledge and passion to uplift talents. Shaq’s involvement demonstrates his genuine commitment to fostering the growth of aspiring musicians.

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