Former American basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers, Indiana Pacers, and Sacramento Kings, among other teams, Metta World Peace, formerly known as Ron Artest, is really, really excited. So excited in fact he can't sleep. What is he excited about you may ask? The hottest female rapper in the world in his mind, Nicki Minaj, mentioned him in a song on her new studio album The Pinkprint and he is freaking out about it via XXL. He got a shout out during the first Minaj verse of her Caribbean inspired tune "Trini Dem Girls" featuring Trinidadian rapper Lunchmoney Lewis.
Honestly , I can't sleep because the hottest female rapper put me in her song. I bragged to my girlfriend about it. Lol. Ok . Goodnight
— mettaworldpeace.com (@MettaWorldPeace) December 26, 2014
He is not a reference point of the verse, but he definitely gets a shout and that is better than 99.9 percent of people. The chances that he would have gotten that shout out pre-name change are slim to none, so he can use the Minaj shout out to help justify why the very eccentric baller made the selection that he did.
Yo, he in love with a ghetto girl
He said he want a piece like Metta World
Pat, pat on the kitty cat
He don't mess with them ... regulars
He tryna kick it like a ninja
He tryna stick it like syringes
He don't ever play the benches
So I'ma let him touch it if he playin' with some inches
One issue he faces is that he apparently cannot sleep. Judging by his tweet at 7:50 a.m., you have to believe him. The man might need some Ambien just to get over this and hopefully his girlfriend isn't too weirded out by the whole thing. Then again she is dealing with Metta World Peace. This is nothing.