This Is What We Do Now? Local Michigan High School Football Star Loses Scholarship Due To Rap “Career”
Excuse us while we try to make sense of this.
*One Mississippi, two Mississippi…*
Yes, we have nothing.
Jay Harris, a local Michigan high school star, has had his scholarship to Michigan State stripped after his rap video gained popularity on YouTube. The song “DatBull 4 Life” boasts of his life of smoking weed (which is also shown in the video) and his alleged conquests with women (teenaged girls is probably more accurate).
Philadelphia newspaper The Inquirer, spoke with Michigan State representatives and they said it was a mutual decision between both sides.
Harris, whose rap name is DatBull, says that he’s always wanted to be a rapper:
“I’ve always had this in the back of my head, but never had the courage to tell my parents that this is what I want to do,” Harris said.
He adds that when he committed to Michigan State in February, it was a “half-hearted” decision. He also states that he decided to forgo his football career and education (because that’s the most important thing) a week before the video debuted and called Michigan State coach Brad Salem about two weeks ago to let him know his decision.
Here’s the good part and you’re going to love this: Harris is planning to release an album on June 1st. According to him, producer M. Stacks, who has worked with Mac Miller and Wiz Khalifa, has reached out to him and they’re going to work together:
“I try to take advantage of every opportunity I get, and for him to like my music and reach out to me, I really appreciated that.”
This is just…unsettling. We all know that that the celebrity lifestyle is tempting and the idea of having fame might be even more alluring but young men like Jay Harris don’t seem to realize that the chances of becoming a rap star are like 1 in a million. Realistically, the chances of becoming a football star are probably similar; however, he’s missing the chance to also get an education for FREE. That is an opportunity that he likely won’t get again.
One can only wonder what his parents are thinking.
We don’t want to be unfair so here’s his music video for your viewing pleasure. What do you think?