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“I Got One More Celebrity”: Shaquille O’Neal, Who Called Kanye West a Narcissist, Openly Rips the Rapper on Camera

Published 11/25/2022, 2:25 PM EST

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Shaquille O’Neal never backs off from responding to his critics in the most hilarious ways. The Los Angles Lakers legend is one of the nicest people to be around. However, Shaq never fails to express his opinions with the utmost fierceness and truth. Recently, O’Neal openly ripped controversial rapper Kanye West on camera after calling him a ‘narcissist’ a couple of weeks ago.

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Kanye West has gotten himself into a massive pickle after sharing some hateful and anti-semitic on social media. Since then, West has lost his billionaire status and some prominent brands like Adidas have parted ways with him. However, West has refused to back down on his opinion, resulting in tons of criticism. Amid the West anti-semitic saga, Shaq called out Kanye West by claiming that the Lakers legend used to have similar tendencies in the past. 


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Shaquille O’Neal trolls Kanye West on camera

Shaquille O’Neal took another hilarious dig at Kanye West in the recent iteration of the Big Podcast. Shaq seemed to be in a great mood after returning from the final F1 race of the season in Abu Dhabi. The 15-time All-Star called a crew member from the podcast team in front of the camera and introduced him as popular musician Justin Timberlake.

However, Shaq made a hilarious next move to take his jokes to a completely different level. O’Neal brought in another crew member and said, “I got one more celebrity. Ladies and gentlemen say hello to Kanye East. Say hello. Kanye East! What’s Up? Kanye East.”


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O’Neal used the opportunity to troll Kanye West on his podcast in a hilarious manner, leaving co-host Nischelle Turner and Spice Adams laughing their hearts out. 


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Shaq’s ‘narcissist’ comments about West

A little while ago, Shaquille O’Neal sympathized with West on his podcast by calling himself a ‘narcissist’. O’Neal said“When I look at Kanye, I say you know what, I know what he is going through. You know why I know what he’s going through? Coz I used to be a narcissist.”

Shaq reckoned that he related to Kanye West because he used to be the same way. The Big Diesel also stated that narcissists get separated from their families and things begin to go completely wrong for them. The Lakers legend experienced a similar family situation as West when he got divorced from his former wife Shaunie Henderson.


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Thus, after associating Kanye West with narcissistic tendencies, Shaq took an extremely funny dig at the rapper on camera.

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Rohit Kumawat


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Rohit Kumawat is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing an MBA in Media and Business Management, Rohit holds a Bachelor's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. He has been working as a Sports and Entertainment writer for over a year.
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Satagni Sikder