It seems like many, many years ago, but who can forget Shaq the Rapper?
We all remember Shaq the Dunker, and now the more updated version of Shaq the Bully TV Commentator.
But for a time, Shaquille O'Neal was a platinum record-selling rap artist.
(And yes, I did own the "Shaq Diesel" album. And "You Can't Stop the Reign" was a legit good song. I'm serious.)
As expected, Shaquille O'Neal's entertainment career has taken many turns since retiring from the NBA and none of it has been boring.
He's still a big enough star to be a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and he was there on Monday night for the late-night show.
The host challenged Shaq to a Lip Sync battle, which is one of Fallon's famous recurring bits.
Check out the video:
First, Fallon hit Shaq with House of Pain's "Jump Around" and then it was the big man's turn.
Shaq went hard right away, going back to 1988 for Bobby Brown's "My Prerogative." He even brought a couple guests out, including a famous one, for the rendition.
Check out Bobby. How do you think Shaq did?
Fallon came back with Ariana Grande and John Legend's latest version of Beauty and the Beast, which was a little bit funny, I guess, but basically handed the championship to Shaq.
The Diesel did not take the chance lightly, using Fallon as a partner and prop in "Don't Go Breaking My Heart," a 1976 duet from Elton John and Kiki Dee.
Here's the original version:
I don't know. It feels weird. Am I wrong?
A kiss on the cheek and a love tap to the butt of another guy isn't the worst thing in the world.
But with Shaq's motif lately being about bullying JaVale McGee, and making fun of a man online with a rare disease in 2014, maybe he could come up with some humor that doesn't feel at least a little offensive?
I'm sure I'm being a least a little too sensitive here, but why do Shaq's viral moments always seem to be like this?
Especially when his career and young persona early on was a giant with a fun-loving nature.
I just wish Shaq would find some new material.
One could argue that this was an offensive, homophobic skit. I won't go that far, but I will say that it wasn't that funny.
And if something isn't that funny, why risk it?News Now - Sport News