KU sensation Andrew Wiggins is the subject of a new (and very NSFW) rap song

Kidd Upstairs says that after seeing an Andrew Wiggins dunk against Duke, he thought, 'This is my guy, right here.'

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — If you think the promotional art below is trippy, Kansas fans, you should have seen the piece rapper Kidd Upstairs was using earlier this week: A stoner Jayhawk with what looked like a joint in its beak. Just chillin’.

"My manager did that," Kidd chuckles. "I think he’s got a blunt in his mouth. He’s a party Jayhawk."

Well, all righty, then.

The legal team at KU didn’t get the joke, sending a cease-and-desist order over  to the folks at Top Floor Management. Ergo, Jayhawk out; a funky "KU" word mark in.

Last month Kansas freshman sensation Andrew Wiggins was hanging backstage with hip-hop icon Kanye West. This month, the Jayhawks’ star swingman is the subject of a hip-hop single by Kidd, a 24-year-old rapper based out of Los Angeles.

"Andrew Wiggins" has a sweet beat, the kind you can dance to. The lyrics, mind you, are — um — not exactly what you’d call "safe for work":

The second version of Kidd Upstairs’ promotional art for ‘Andrew Wiggins,’ after the first met with the disapproval of KU brass.

Um, yeah.

"I’m going to need some sort of financial commitment, before I sign to something," Kidd explains, "and they forfeit my ability to make any money off my name, while they’re making money off of me, much as an NBA team will do with Wiggins."

Can you really "work with limited knowledge?" Really?

"I don’t need all of the knowledge of a four-year college career," Kidd continues. "My money comes from a skill that they can’t teach in a classroom, like Wiggins on the court."

Upstairs — given name, Derek Hurd — knows plenty about hoops: He’s 6-foot-5 and grew up a Golden State Warriors fan in Oakland. Like a lot of college basketball junkies (and NBA scouts), he found himself transfixed to the Jayhawks’ Nov. 12 tussle with Duke in Chicago.

"I was kind of watching that game, Andrew vs. Jabari (Parker), and I already had a few things in my head to do that song," Kidd tells FOXSportsKansasCity.com. "But (I was like), ‘All right, he’s got to prove it to me.’

I hate Duke.

Kidd Upstairs

"And when he had that fast-break dunk (to help clinch a 94-83 KU win) … I was like, ‘This is my guy, right here.’ Pretty much that night, the song was born."

In the lyrics, Kidd parallels Wiggins’ expected jump to the NBA — the Canadian has already said that he expects to declare for the pros after this season — with his own dreams of hip-hop superstardom.

"The whole idea of the song was that you’re a prospect (now), but you know you’re going somewhere," says Kidd, whose next project, the "DMNDS Deluxe Edition," drops on iTunes next month. "He knows he’s going to be a top-five pick. He knows he’s going to the next level."

Kidd Upstairs also has written raps about actress Amanda Bynes and former NBA All-Star Tom Chambers.

It’s not the first time the Jayhawks’ star has been the subject of a rap, either. Daz Dinero posted a song called "Andrew Wiggins" last summer; as of Tuesday morning, that particular SoundCloud file had been played 1,197 times. Kidd’s "Wiggins" has blown that one out of the water, with 7,824 plays as of early this week.

"Wiggins" is Upstairs’ follow-up to his biggest "hit" to date — a rap called "Amanda Bynes," with X.O., came out last spring and was inspired by the young actress’ run of personal turmoil. The official video had 151,208 views on YouTube as of early Tuesday, while the song had received 56,541 plays on SoundCloud.com.

It’s Kidd’s second run at a tune about a basketball player; his rap "Tom Chambers" — named in honor of the former NBA All-Star and slam-dunk artist — was released last winter.

"Really, the only other person (I’d considered) was Jabari," Kidd says, laughing again. "And I hate Duke, so I wasn’t going to go with that."

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