Shaquille O’Neal claps back at Kanye West: ‘Get your family business right’

Don’t take it lying down. Shaquille O’Neal didn’t mince words afterward Kanye West lashed out at him on social media.

The drama started on Thursday (Nov. 3) when Ye went after Shaq‘s connection to Canadian billionaire Jamie Salter after the basketball legend called the NBA player Kyrie Irving for tweeting the link to an anti-Semitic documentary. (Specifically, the Lakers icon called the Brooklyn Nets point guard an “idiot” while offering commentary on TV.)

“Shaq is in business with Jamie Salter,” Kanye tweeted. “[Jamie] first said he’s 50/50 with David Beckham and 50/50 with Shaq. I said ‘Jamie. . . There is no such thing as 50/50 in business. . . Who has the extra 1 percent for control and voting rights.”

It only took a few hours for Shaq to catch wind of the rapper’s attack, and he decided to respond directly to Ye’s tweet with a very meta sting of his own, writing: “Believe me, you don’t know me like that. Worry about your business, and to quote the once great Kanye West: ‘I got more money than you so why should I listen to you[?]’

“Take my advice and get your family business in order,” Shaq continued, before concluding with a terse, “Have a nice day bro.”

The exchange is just the latest example of Kanye stirring up trouble on social media after weeks of spat anti semitic and anti-black rhetoric. Currently, his Instagram account has been limited for 30 days for violating the policies of the platform and several companies, including Balenciaga, Adidas and Gap have all severed business ties with the rapper.

Read Shaq’s response to Kanye below.

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