Ja Rule wants someone at ESPN to lose their job after he got mocked by the sports titan’s Twitter account. The Queens-bred rapper call on the person behind ESPN’s social media to be fired on Sunday (July 26).
“I usually mind my business and ignore the white noise but I think it’s very unprofessional of @espn to try and diminish or discredit who and what I am to this culture,” he wrote. “whoever post for your social accounts @espn needs to be FIRED…”
“Never forget this Ja Rule moment,” ESPN tweeted with a laughing emoji on Sunday.
The post led to a series of tweets from Ja, who criticized the company for poking fun at him.
“Be more professional @espn and tell your little social team to have some RESPECT we speaking on an ICONN… #ICONN,” he wrote.
Ja added, “So let me get this straight @espn your letting your social team that represents your brand and social accounts with over 16 million follows try and clown me over what was clearly a technical issue with the equipment and for what likes??? @espn clout chasing now lmao… #ICONN.”
The former Def Jam artist continued to harp on the point by sharing an old TMZ clip of Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo defending the halftime set. The NBA MVP told a paparazzo Ja’s microphone was dead, which caused the muted fan reaction.
“Like I said it was a technical issue but y’all always trying it,” Ja wrote. “@espn STOP PLAYING WIT ME… they even try to get @Giannis_An34 to say something bad about me lmao #Foh #thedevilisalie #ICONN.”
He continued, “Very disappointed to see how UNPROFESSIONAL and DISRESPECTFUL @espn is allowing their social team to be if your not holding them accountable that means you’re complicit with oblivious slander and defamation to your 35 million plus audience… Duly noted… #ICONN.”
After all of those tweets, Ja still had ESPN on his mind on Monday (July 27). In addition to retweeting other users calling out the company, he noted he owns a team in the Women’s Football League Association.
“Hey @espn just thought I’d let y’all know I own a women’s professional football team called @newyorkstarsin a brand new league the WFLA owned by WOMEN OF COLOR… Wow what a story right??? I figured this was more in your wheelhouse of reporting!!! #ICONN.”
ESPN never responded, so Ja finally moved on from the topic.