“We Have Beyonce Say ‘Church Girls Go Twerk’, That’s Crazy!!”: Former NBA Star Calls Out $500 Million Superstar Just to Prove a Point

Published 01/18/2023, 3:30 PM EST

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The 2001 first-overall pick for the Washington Wizards, Kwame Brown, has been one of the most controversial personalities in the NBA. The former NBA center was believed to be one of the biggest sensations in the league when he was first selected by the Wizards at the age of 19. However, following his disappointing performance as a rookie, many analysts labelled him as a ‘bust’. Unfortunately, Brown could not recover from a terrible start to his NBA journey and remained a controversial player throughout his 12-season-long NBA journey. After his retirement, the former Wizards star attracted negative attention for his harsh and unfiltered opinions about players and his beliefs about the things that are wrong with sports and culture. Recently, the former NBA star ended up calling out Beyonce just to prove a point about the reason for his vehement rhetoric in a specific cultural context.

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Kwame Brown recently appeared on The Pivot Podcast, alongside co-hosts Ryan Clark, Fred Taylor and Channing Crowder. During the show, Brown addressed the tough situations he faced during the early years of his NBA career. The former NBA star shared that he was frustrated by the lack of opportunities in his team and started to lose motivation. Having being shot at before entering the NBA, Brown reckoned that he did not feel any pressure from the league. However, he admitted to feeling frustrated after being treated as a ‘child’ by the adults around him. 

Kwame Brown calls out Beyonce while defending himself

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In the recent iteration of The Pivot Podcast, co-host Ryan Clark shared that Brown was misunderstood by the people due to the loud manner in which the former NBA star tried to defend himself in the past. Clark also applauded how Kwame Brown dealt with his traumatic experiences, the way he processed them, and communicated succinctly. In response, Brown shared that he felt confused why people did not understand him despite addressing the matter online on numerous occasions.

In fact, Brown revealed that he was trying to showcase the cultural flaws of the African-American community with the way he talked and addressed issues on his platform. Brown stated, “I was trying to show them our culture, 30-40000, 600000 people watching me curse people out just because they’re used to seeing that..” 

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Moreover, the former NBA star suggested that he delivered what the people really wanted to see. The 40-year-old added, “And that’s what we are monetizing in our society. We wanna here Black males talk ignorant, talk about killing. The women are talking about, we have Beyonce…Now, I love Beyonce, we had Beyonce say Church girls go twerk. That’s crazy!! I don’t see no other culture, no other race talking about sex, drugs, and murder the way our culture does. So I just brought it to the internet.”

Brown suggested that he was trying to depict the African-American culture by the way he talked about players, the NBA, and other burning issues on his social media platforms. He also ended up calling out Beyonce by shedding light on the lyrics of her popular songs.

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Ryan Clark praises Brown for his composure

Kwame Brown suffered a great deal during his time in the league. Despite being targeted by the media constantly, he kept playing and continues to express his opinions freely regardless of the criticism. Ryan Clark appreciated Brown for the way he handled the tough situations and got through them.

The XLIII Super Bowl champ said, “I wanna commend you on that. Because I think people will constantly go at humans who have experienced a level of trauma that they never will, without being able to understand how that changes a person.”

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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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