Rappers take two things very seriously: their lyrics and their dance moves. Lil B takes these so seriously, in fact, that he has allegedly put a curse on James Harden for doing Lil B’s “cooking dance” when celebrating a big shot and claiming it as his own.
“That’s the Lil B cooking dance,” Lil B said on CBS Sports Radio’s The Doug Gottlieb Show. “That’s where it originated from. A lot of people, they’re making these off-brand celebrations and stuff like that and they’re calling it these other things.”
Lil B, it seems, wants to get credit where he feels credit is due. In this case, himself.
“I’ll give you a perfect example,” he said. “So Lil B created the cooking dance for celebrations. That’s Picasso. That’s a Picasso painting. Now there’s a lot of other painters and amateur painters that try to recreate the Picasso painting. Now there might be the average gullible buyer that will buy an amateur Picasso painting, but they really want the Picasso painting, you know what I mean?”
Lil B will be sitting right behind the Rockets’ bench during Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals on Wednesday. He may or may not stare down Harden if given the opportunity.
“I’m an unsigned independent artist doing everything myself right now,” Lil B said. “Everything. No management, no label, no anything. So you have to protect yourself because there’s going to be a lot of people that like to do stuff and steal and not give credit. You just got to call people out.”
Such as LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert. Lil B called the Cleveland foursome out after Smith posted a video on Instagram of the Cavaliers doing Lil B’s celebratory dance. Shumpert responded by giving Lil B props on Twitter.
“Big shout out to Iman Shumpert representing the Cavaliers’ organization and speaking on their behalf,” Lil B said. “That shows a lot of integrity and shows he pays attention to real art. But James Harden, we have a problem because he’s playing the silent treatment.”
Lil B claims he also put a curse on Kevin Durant – but not because of the dance.
“Kevin Durant, it wasn’t about credit,” Lil B said. “Kevin Durant actually said something about Lil B. I’ve never talked about Kevin Durant ever or was really even thinking about him. Then he said something about Lil B. Then he said something about Lil B’s music. I said, ‘Well, why don’t you play me in a game of 21 and we can settle that right there? A friendly game of basketball, one-on-one.’ He said, ‘Yeah, I agree to it. Once the season’s over, we’ll play.’ And then he took back his words and he never played the game, so I said, ‘You need to be cursed because of that.’”
And that is why Durant got hurt this season?
“Yes, sir,” Lil B said.