NBA star LeBron James sorry for posting ‘Jewish money’ song lyric

The latest Jewish News

Read this week’s digital edition

Click Here

NBA star LeBron James sorry for posting ‘Jewish money’ song lyric

LA Lakers star apologises after posting about the song ASMR by rapper 21 Savage, featuring allegedly antisemitic lyrics

Lebron speaking in an interview with ESPN (screenshot from YouTube)
Lebron speaking in an interview with ESPN (screenshot from YouTube)

LeBron James has said he is sorry for posting a lyric that referenced “Jewish money”.

The Los Angeles Lakers star said he simply got caught up in the music, thought the lyric was a “compliment” and offered “apologies, for sure”.

The lyric comes from the song ASMR by rapper 21 Savage.

James shared it over the weekend on his Instagram account, which has nearly 46 million followers.

The lyric says: “We been getting that Jewish money, everything is Kosher.”

James apologised on ESPN – “if I offended anyone”.

He said he regularly posts lyrics and listens to “great music” in his car.

He added: “That was the byproduct of it. So I actually thought it was a compliment, and obviously it wasn’t through the lens of a lot of people.”

Later the rapper tweeted his own apology.

Help perform the greatest mitzvah: save a life

While life in Israel has returned to normal and hopes are high that Britain is set for a summer without restrictions thanks to vaccines, for billions around the world there is no such imminent light at the end of the tunnel. In the majority of countries around the globe, particularly the poorest, the vaccine rollout has barely kicked off.

That's why Jewish News, the leading source of news and opinion for the entire UK community, is throwing its full weight behind UNICEF’s VaccinAid campaign by using this platform usually reserved for encouraging donations towards our own journalism to instead urge our readers around the globe to perform the greatest mitzvah: saving a life.

We have never before done this for any charity fundraiser but it's hard to recall a campaign that affects so many people, and indeed an entire planet aching for a return to normality. Just like the Chief Rabbi and Rachel Riley, we hope to boost the mission to deliver two billion vaccines, 165 million treatments and 900 million test kits around the world by the end of this year.

Please donate as much as you can, in the spirit of the Talmudic sages: “to save one life is to save the world entire”

read more: