Grammy-winning rapper 50 Cent and Timbaland are in tears of laughter. The hip-hop pair have reacted to former NBA champion Paul Pierce going to war against his now-former employer ESPN.
50 Cent + Timbaland Stunned Over Pierce
Fifty hit up Instagram and didn’t hold back on giving his take. 50 reposted footage of Pierce’s IG Live session which featured explicit language and twerking.
“😆Paul don’t give a f*ck, He said they gonna fire me LOL #bransoncognac #lecheminduroi”
50’s post sparked a bunch of co-signs and comments from fellow celebs like Timbaland.
“😂😂😂😂” -Bill Bellamy
Paul Pierce Addresses His Firing
The former Boston Celtics icon has since come forward to address his situation. PP released a video addressing his now-publicized ESPN firing.
“Bigger and better things on the Way #truth”
In the clip, Pierce hints at something major gearing up to go down in the near future.
“Yo, I just want to thank all my supporters, thank my haters and everything. Look, check it out, bigger and better things coming, baby. Don’t worry about it. You fall twice, you get up three times. You just always remember to smile, baby.”
ESPN Fires Paul Pierce
This week, ESPN ignited headlines after handing Pierce his pink slip. The decision followed Pierce’s controversial IG content originally going up last week and showing him possibly smoking cannabis.
The news was first reported by Barrett Sports Media’s Ryan Glasspiegel. Pierce, 43, has been on a bit of a downward trajectory at ESPN but had hung on enough where he was a regular contributor to its top studio shows, “NBA Countdown” and “The Jump.” During a recent show, he went on the air and said the wrong team won. He was quickly corrected. According to sources, ESPN was particularly miffed that Pierce chose to put the videos out of his own accord. If he had been filmed doing the same activities and they had been made public by someone else, he might have kept his job. (NY Post)
Not A Sports Show
Outside of ESPN, Pierce has kept busy with his presence on his “Not A Sports Show” series. The show features bo
“My episode of @Not_A_Sports_Show is live on @fictoapp! Had an amazing time chopping it up with my man @comedianlilrel. We got into some topics I don’t usually talk about! A must-watch if you want to see me take his money in a game of cards. Download https://nass.ficto.tv/ and watch free #NotASportsShow#MarchMadness @anheuserbusch@budweiser“