Former NBA champion Metta World Peace (previously Ron Artest) has revealed his reaction to being name-dropped on rap star Nicki Minaj’s “Trini Dem Girls.”
Metta reacted to Nicki’s verbal ode on social media Friday (December 26).
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Nicki references the ex-NBA stud on her “Trini Dem Girls” opening verse.
“Yo, he in love with a ghetto girl
/He said he want a piece like Metta World
/Pat, pat on the kitty cat
/He don’t mess with them…regulars” (“Trini Dem Girls”)
No stranger to name-drops, various rap heavyweights have mentioned Metta on tracks.
Over the years, Metta World Peace (a.k.a. Ron Artest) has been name-dropped on a number of hip-hop records. Pharrell name-dropped him on Snoop Dogg’s “Drop It Like It’s Hot (Remix)” in 2004. Rick Ross name-dropped him on “I Solemnly Swear” in 2009. Meek Mill name-dropped him on “Kilo” in 2013. (Complex)
Back in 2010, rap veteran Nas credited Metta for turning him into a Los Angeles Lakers fan.
“When I tell you man, the amount of love for Ron Artest, how insane it is from my ‘hood, from Queensbridge, it is a beautiful thing,” Nas said in an interview. “We all root for Ron. We’re all supporting Ron. I wasn’t with the Lakers before [they signed Ron]. I’m with the Lakers now for that. I love him. He plays a great part in the team. We are rooting for Ron all day long.” (MTV)