Another day, another rap song mentioning Wiggins (this one by Drake)
APR 02, 2014 12:21p ET
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- They grow up so fast, don't they? A month ago, Andrew Wiggins was running with Joel Embiid and Wayne Selden. These days, he's running with Johnny Manziel, Jennifer Lawrence and Jose Canseco.
Wiggins, the former Kansas Jayhawk wing guard who officially declared for the NBA Draft this week after just one season in Lawrence, is among the celebrities name-dropped in the latest song by rapper Drake.
The tune is called "Draft Day," and the lyric in question comes about 16 seconds in:
F--- that other side, b---h, we stay winnin' ...
The song opens with a reference to Manziel, the ex-Texas A&M and Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback, and later gives shout-outs to Lawrence, the actress best known for her roles in "The Hunger Games" and "Silver Linings Playbook," and former Oakland A's slugger Canseco.
Wiggins, who led the Jayhawks in scoring this past season (17.1 points per game), has been the subject of rap lyrics before and even, most notably, an entire rap song: "Andrew Wiggins," released late last year by the Los Angeles-based Kidd Upstairs. Kidd's original promotional art for the tune even featured KU's famous Jayhawk mascot with a joint in its mouth. (And drew the ire of the university, which reportedly fired off a cease-and-desist letter to the entertainer's management not long after the song was featured at FOXSportsKansasCity.com.)
The 6-foot-8 Canadian is expected to be one of the first three players taken in June's NBA Draft after setting a new KU single-season freshman record for points (597). He apparently has friends in high places, too: Wiggins is reportedly considering signing with rapper Jay Z's Roc Nation agency, whose current clientele includes Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder, Robinson Cano of the Seattle Mariners and Victor Cruz of the New York Giants. The former Kansas star was also pictured hanging with Kanye West last December when the latter's "Yeezus" tour came through Wiggins' hometown of Toronto.
(For a link to the song "Draft Day," click here. WARNING: The song contains coarse language and sexually explicit lyrics.)
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