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Shaquille O’Neal & Nischelle Turner react to Melle Mel’s comments about Eminem



Shaquille O'Neal / Nischelle Turner / Eminem

On his latest episode of Big Podcast, Shaquille O’Neal addresses the burning issues in the world of sports and entertainment, along with his co-hosts Nischelle Turner and Spice Adams. During a new segment of the show, the NBA icon brought up a rather contentious topic, “Did you hear what Chaka Khan said about all those singers?”

The Big Aristotle was referring to singer Chaka Khan’s insulting comments at the expense of artists like legendary Mary J. Blige and Adele, among others. The lead vocalist of the funk band Rufus was ranked 29th on the list while Mary J. Blige was in the 25th position. The hosts of the podcast revealed that they were shocked by Khan’s comments. Turner said, “She [Khan] said Mary J Blige was flat singing her version of sweet love. She went in. She is apologizing now!”

“She went there, she went there,” Shaq exclaimed. Without directly making any comment, Shaq brought up legendary rapper Melle Mel’s comments on Eminem: “Did you hear what Melle Mel said about Eminem? [He] said Eminem’s only a top 5 rapper because he’s white.” Shaq ironically smiled and with that statement he implied that Khan’s comments were clearly prompted from a place of envy, rather than being any kind of constructive criticism. Nischelle Turner was quick to reply: “Oh stop! He’s got flow! Eminem’s got the flow, don’t do that to him.”

The crew later talked about GloRilla’s concert in New York where two people die after crowd crush. Shaq drew parallel to Dr. Dre’s Up In Smoke tour: “I’ve seen crowds with half million people. How you gonna prevent that? I remember going to the Up In Smoke tour, I came from the backstage and when I looked up had to be 500 thousand people. And when Eminem came out and Snoop came out, the crowd goes crazy, everybody’s jamming I don’t know how you prevent that.”

You can watch the segment below: