Willie D was once again a guest on VladTV where he was asked about a cartoon made about Chamillionaire’s contentious interaction with NBA legend Michael Jordan in 2009. After showing a clip of the cartoon, the Geto Boys MC weighed in on the alleged incident.
“The thing is, I’m nowhere on his success level in terms of money or whatever, but as a human being, I’m more successful than him because I don’t shit on people,” he said. “I treat people like I want to be treated. I treat human beings with decency, a certain amount of decency, unless, of course, they violate me. Now, if you violate me that’s a different story.
“But, I don’t care what you do for a living. I don’t care how famous you are. I don’t care that you scored 1,000 fuckin’ points in one basketball game. I don’t care if you actually fly muthafucka. I don’t care. You can literally know how to fuckin’ fly and it would not impress me if you are not a good person. I’m more concerned with what kind of person you are.”
The story goes, Chamillionaire ran into the Chicago Bulls superstar at a party for Jordan after bidding over $7,000 for one of his jerseys at a Reggie Bush charity auction. Chamillionaire saw Jordan taking photos with several woman and decided he was going to ask for one too.
In a video posted to his website, Chamillionaire recalled Jordan was sitting next to Spike Lee and members of the Boston Celtics, including guard Paul Pierce.
Chamillionaire walked up to him and said, ‘I don’t mean to be rude, but Mike, I just wanted to know if I could get a picture,” to which Jordan replied, “You know what, I tell you what, you pay $15,000 right now for a jersey from me and I’ll take a picture with you.”
The Houston rap vet said he’d never been so “heated” in his life.
Pierce tried to diffuse the situation by saying, “Yo, whoa, chill out. That’s Chamillionaire, man.” But Jordan replied, “I don’t give a fuck, nigga!”
Following the foul meeting, Nike and Jordan allegedly sent a peace offering to Cham, which included jerseys and shoes. However, by this time Cham had lost respect for Jordan and responded,”No, nigga.”
Jordan has been in the media more recently thanks to EPSN’s new docu-series The Last Dance.