UGK’s Bun B recently weighed-in on the controversy surrounding Philadelphia Eagles player Riley Cooper after footage surfaced online of him using the N-word in an offensive manner last week.
Despite the widespread coverage, Bun said fans should let Riley deal with the consequences of his actions by himself.
“He obviously knows he messed up,” Bun said in an interview. “He’s man enough to go out there and say ‘I messed up,’ and I think he’s more concerned about what his mama will do — and he’s got a long football season in order to deal with the ramifications. … A lot of people forgive him, his teammates forgive him and they know him better than I guess we do. … We got bigger things to worry about than that. It’s a bigger issue behind the whole word.” (Real Talk NY)
A few days ago, Young Money head Lil Wayne showed no affection toward the player and publicly called him out.
“Riley Cooper kan suk my ….,” Wayne tweeted July 31. (Lil Wayne’s Twitter)
Following the massive press, Cooper decided to remove himself from Eagles activities.
Two days after Cooper was fined for his racially insensitive comment made at a Kenny Chesney concert, the Eagles wide receiver on Friday decided to step away from the team. “Right now, I think it’s important for me to take some time to reflect on this situation,” Cooper said in a statement released by the team. “The organization and my teammates have been extremely supportive, but I also realize that there are people who will have a tough time forgiving me for what I’ve done. The best thing for me, and for the team, is to step away for a period of time. (NFL)
Cooper turned into public enemy number one last week when footage of him dropping the racist term scattered across the Internet.
Receiver Riley Cooper spent much of Thursday’s practice standing alone, isolated from teammates when he wasn’t participating in first-team repetitions. He has learned acceptance won’t come easily from everyone in the Philadelphia Eagles’ locker room — starting with Cary Williams. Cooper, who has apologized after being caught on video using a racial slur in an argument with an African-American security guard at a June concert, has been fined an undisclosed amount by the team and ordered by the organization to undergo sensitivity training. (USA Today)
Check out Bun B’s interview: