I am not going to say much on this, but why after the whole Don Imus bit, would anyone do this? Especially an African-American athlete with the profile of Lastings Milledge?
Sure, in the United States, you can do you please and express yourself or whatever you believe in whatever language you care to desire, but people in the public eye should really watch what they say.
Especially someone who has been under as much scrutiny as Milledge?
Mets prospect Lastings Milledge is in trouble with the team once again, this time for making a rap CD that uses foul and offensive language.
The song, "Bend Ya Knees" was on the Web site www.souljaboirecords.com, the record label the 22-year-old outfielder founded. Milledge can be heard using a racist term for blacks and language derogatory to women.
"We don't approve of the lyrics,"
Minaya said he spoke to Milledge -- currently at Triple-A New Orleans and on the disabled list -- and conveyed the team's position. Minaya said no disciplinary action had been taken, but added that could change.
"We're going to review the conversation and we'll go from there," he said. "He's understanding why we feel that way."
While the song was removed from the Web site earlier Wednesday, Minaya said he believed the song was going to be released.
"We can't do anything to prevent its release," he said.
Did he not learn from Allen Iverson and rap and hip-hop mogul, Ron Artest?
I laughed so hard when I heard this, and wondered in my mind -- what a god damned idiot.