Maino, the rapper behind the hit song “All the Above,” spoke with TMZ Sports recently about the latest controversy surrounding NBA player Ja Morant. Morant was seen on social media brandishing a firearm while listening to NBA Youngboy and rap music. While some might blame the rap genre for Morant’s behavior, Maino says that the fault lies solely with the basketball player himself.
Maino expressed concern about the people Morant has surrounded himself with and whether they are advising the young athlete to make smart choices. He suggested that Morant bring others into his circle who do not care about his status or wealth.
Maino’s Thoughts on the Role of Rap Music in Morant’s Controversy
Maino also dismissed the idea that rap music is responsible for Morant’s behavior. While the rapper understands that Morant comes from a culture that appreciates the genre, he believes that the basketball star has more opportunities than the average person and should not throw them away by trying to keep up with what’s currently popular.
Maino speaks from personal experience, having spent time in jail before turning his life around. He acknowledges that he is not in a position to condemn anyone for making mistakes, but he believes that Morant has the potential to do better.
The NBA’s Response to Morant’s Controversy
Morant was suspended from team activities indefinitely by the Memphis Grizzlies over the video. NBA commissioner Adam Silver expressed disappointment with Morant’s actions and announced that the league had begun an investigation.
Morant’s Response to His Behavior
For his part, Morant has taken “full accountability” for his actions and has vowed to work on himself. However, it remains to be seen whether he will take Maino’s advice and surround himself with better influences.
Maino blames Ja Morant for his troubles and advises him to surround himself with better people. He believes that rap music is not to blame for Morant’s behavior and that the basketball star has more opportunities than the average person, which he should not throw away by trying to keep up with what’s currently popular. The NBA has suspended Morant indefinitely, and the league has begun an investigation into the incident. Morant has taken responsibility for his actions and has vowed to work on himself.