The fast food and the fury! NBA player Nick Young tweeted and deleted a few pointed messages on Thursday, March 31, after a video leaked this week of him allegedly admitting to cheating on his fiancee, Iggy Azalea, to his Los Angeles Laker teammate D’Angelo Russell.
“Too much fake … Got me ready to turn up,” “Swaggy P” Young, 30, first tweeted Thursday afternoon, after Russell very publicly apologized for privately recording the conversation with his teammate without his knowledge. Young quickly deleted the first post, but followed up with another one an hour later.
“2016,” Young wrote in a screen-grabbed tweet. “McDonald’s sale breakfast bowls, Burger King sale hotdogs dudes taken side chicks pics on the gram & tattle taling is cool .. I’m done.” Moments later, he deleted that post, too.
His updates are likely directed at Russell, 20, who’s received the brunt of the blame for capturing the private conversation. In the clip, Young allegedly admits to numerous infidelities, including a dalliance with an unnamed 19-year-old.
Azalea, meanwhile, took to Twitter on Wednesday to react to the now-viral clip. “Hmmm i see D Angelo Russell is trending… I actually liked his film,” the rapper wrote. “Thanks bro.”
It still remains unknown how exactly the video was leaked, which is causing a major rift inside the Lakers locker room. “It’s bad,” one team insider told ESPN this week. “It’s about as bad as it can get. There were trust issues already. Now there’s no trust.”
On Wednesday night, both Russell and Young addressed the recording with reporters. “I think it’s best me and D’Angelo handle our situation in a private manner,” Young said in a brief statement, without addressing the state of his engagement to Azalea. “It’s something we need to talk about. What happened is what happened. We’ve got to work on it.”
Lakers rookie Russell spoke to reporters after he was booed at the Staples Center on Wednesday. “I can’t really show my face without people hating me right now,” he noted. “I try to handle it the right way and remember why I’m here, which is to play basketball.”
In a separate interview with The Vertical, Russell said he was “sick” about the leaked clip and apologized repeatedly for filming the convo. “I am sorry about recording the video. I can’t repeat myself enough on that: I am sorry I recorded that video. I feel horrible. I wish this never happened,” he said. When he was asked if he felt responsible for putting Young’s engagement in jeopardy, Russell replied: “Honestly, I do. I’ve always been known as a guy that plays around a lot, and he has been, too.”
Russell told reporters he apologized directly to Young, but it remains unknown whether his teammate has accepted the apology.
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