Jay Z disses lacrosse, lacrosse fights back


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In what very well could be a first, lacrosse was mentioned in a hip-hip track. Lacrosse was not happy.

On DJ Khaled’s new single, “They Don’t Love You No More,” megastar Jay Z spits the following line, apparently directed at fellow artist Drake:

“Haters wanna ball, let me tighten up my draw string/ Wrong sport, boy, you know you’re as soft as a Lacrosse team.”

In stepped Major League Lacrosse, an eight-team league that includes a team in Annapolis.

“Lacrosse is often called the fastest sport on two feet. Players are on the field dodging and shooting balls at over 100 miles per hour,” a MLL spokesperson told MTV News in a written statement issued on Tuesday (April 29).

“With that said we don’t think Jay-Z knows what he’s talking about when he calls Lacrosse ‘soft’ I can guarantee you it is anything but a ‘soft’ sport,” the statement continued.

To top it all off, MLL issues a challenge to the battle-tested MC. “Mr. Carter would not last one minute on a lacrosse field during a match and he is more than welcome to come to any of our games and try,” the statement read in closing.

Jay Z has yet to respond to this challenge, but he and wife Beyonce will perform in lacrosse hotbed Baltimore on July 7. No word on if any protests are planned.

After spending the first 17 years of his Post career writing and editing, Matt and the printed paper had an amicable divorce in 2014. He's now blogging and editing for the Early Lead and the Post's other Web-based products.
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