Was 42 Dugg called 'Lil' Kim' at Brooklyn Nets game? Name mix-up sparks confusion as fans call out 'disrespect'
Besides a compelling match between Brooklyn Nets and Minnesota Timberwolves, what caught everybody's attention the most was the moment rappers 42 Dugg and Lil Baby met James Harden. Twitter is going gaga over an apparent mishap by the announcers as they are believed to have addressed 42 Dugg as the female rapper Lil' Kim.
While some Twitter users find themselves laughing hysterically over the confusion with the rappers' names, the rest seem surprised by the mistake, which is gathering more and more reaction with each passing second on the social media platform. It needs to be mentioned that the confusion between the rappers' names may have arisen from the fact that the New York City rapper Lil' Kim was tapped to be part of Brooklyn Nets’ annual Women’s Empowerment Game and had performed at the event during halftime. The Steve Nash-coached Nets took on two-time NBA All-Star Karl-Anthony Towns and the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Barclays Center.
42 Dugg or Lil' Kim? Here's what actually happened
42 Dugg and Lil Baby were also attending the Nets Vs Timberwolves game on March 29. They kept their fans posted about the match through their Instagram stories and from what they shared, it was evident that they were looking forward to meeting Brooklyn Nets player Harden.
When the opportunity did strike, the two musicians went to greet the basketball champ, when the announcers started commenting on the scene. One of them is heard saying, as the rappers shake hands with Harden, "..And his guest tonight, Lil Baby," followed by a female commentator's voice that appears to say, "Got everyone in the house tonight, Lil Baby, Lil Kim". The male commentator seconds her by repeating the exact words. However, the words are unclear and it's hard to establish if that's what the announcers said, but social media users are convinced they did make a huge blunder.
Fans remind the announcers who Lil' Kim is
Soon, a large number of reactions started pouring in on Twitter as people couldn't stop themselves from trolling the announcers for apparently confusing the male rapper with the female musician. Meanwhile, some of them just couldn't get over the fact the Harden bent over to speak to the rappers like they were there were "trick and treaters".
One tweeted, "Why did that lady call 42 dugg lil kim and why was james harden crouch down to talk them like they was trick or treaters". Another viewer asked: "How he bend over to speak to them like they trick or treaters." Another added, "Why tf they call 42 Dugg Lil kim NBA commentators so fucking scant." Another explained the confusion adding, "No. Lil Kim before. They probably didn't know who 42 dugg is or forgot to say his name". Another said, "Alright, was Lil Kim actually at the game or was they mistaking 42 Dugg for Lil Kim cause that's more fucked up than Harden bending down to talk to jit". A livid fan also tweeted: "They really just called 42 Dugg "Lil Kim" the disrespect."
why did that lady call 42 dugg lil kim and why was james harden crouch down to talk them like they was trick or treaters pic.twitter.com/sgZ6f61qpJ— 𝓒𝓮𝓵𝓮𝓫 𝓢𝓹𝓪𝓶 💰 (@CelebrityFasho4) March 30, 2021
How he bend over to speak to them like they trick or treaters 😂— Freddy Mittens (@pattherock14) March 30, 2021
Why tf they call 42 Dugg Lil kim ☠️☠️☠️☠️☠️ NBA commentators so fucking scant— YupYup (@EddyRdBigWobbz) March 30, 2021
No. Lil Kim before. They probably didn't know who 42 dugg is or forgot to say his name— Ramon Castro The Digimon Emperor (@DigimonFan4Life) March 30, 2021
Alright, was Lil Kim actually at the game or was they mistaking 42 Dugg for Lil Kim cause that's more fucked up than Harden bending down to talk to jit 😂😂😂😂 https://t.co/TfNje8k1xm— Stimmy Turner♟♠️ (@DOGFOODDEGREE) March 30, 2021
They really just called 42 Dugg “Lil Kim” the disrespect 😭 https://t.co/pF3NTgZtFj— Alex Martinez (@martinez11_alex) March 30, 2021