Johnson rap a complete hoax
The Larry Johnson's rap turns
out a complete fake after NFL investigation starts.
NFL announced earlier on Friday that it has launched an
investigation into freestyle rap song, allegedly by the Kansas
City Chiefs running back Larry Johnson. The song contained
profound lyrics, "f" and "n" words and offensive language
towards the Chiefs president and general manager Carl Peterson.
Part of the song was "Carl Peterson, the GM's running it.
They see me, they want to treat me like I'm running it. I
wouldn't give a f--- if I'm not coming back. I'd rather play for
another team because I'd rather be a running back," and it
was posted on the MySpace page of a rap group called "SBL Mob".
After the NFL announced the launch of
the investigation, two different explanations of Larry Johnson's
rap song emerged. Both were given by James Tinberg, owner of
Basement Entertainment, which promotes SBL Mob. First, Tinberg
told a local newspaper that Larry Johnson freestyled at a
going-away party for former Chief and Kansas State Wildcat Joe
Hall, but the actual free-style by Johnson contained nothing
offensive. DJ's however, took the song and re-arranged the
lyrics in the form which sparked an NFL investigation, using a
software called Cool Edit Pro.
Kansas City website The Pitch quotes
James Tinberg saying “Everybody’s rapping, and L.J. wants to
get on the mic. He gets on the mic and raps for a while. He gets
off and everybody’s chopping around with the song … switching
around what he says and stuff, and he didn’t care. He didn’t
think it was a big deal, either.”
Later James Tinberg changed his story
when talking to AP, telling them that the rapper isn't Johnson
at all, but someone imitating the athlete's voice. When asked
about his previous statement, he said he lied and that he "used
the media" as a publicity stunt to promote SBL Mob.
Chiefs running back Larry Johnson denied
the authenticity of the song from the very beginning, a
statement from Johnson read: "I've had ongoing problems with
people impersonating me on MySpace pages. I've alerted the NFL
security about the raps on the Internet that supposedly have
been rapped by me which they are not. It's in NFL security's
hands and I'm pretty sure they'll take care of it to the best of
Published on 09/14/2007