After helping lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to a history-making NBA title, 24-year-old point guard Kyrie Irving has much to celebrate. And as expected, his follow-up to the city’s championship parade was one of epic portions. Irving went all out, hosting a huge yacht party in Miami. Sounds fairly normal for a guy that signed a five-year/$94,343,126 contract with an NBA franchise, right?
Well, Irving found himself in some hot water via the social media streets when footage of the party hit the net. Black Twitter didn’t take too kindly to the fact that party was clearly lacking one thing: melanin. Word on the street is that Irving didn’t want any black women on his boat, according to a “former homie.” But there’s no concrete information to back up the allegation as of now.
From there, the slander began. And if you know how folks on social media get down, then you know it became a trending topic in no time. While some took offense to the situation, others like Charlamagne Tha God found the negative comments toward Irving to be pointless:
We’re all allowed to have our tastes, preferences, and attractions to whoever, and with no concrete proof that Kyrie’s intentions were to have “no black women” aboard, it’s just simple he-say, she-say. But we can’t help but to take notice that there was not a single black chick in sight. Actually, people are saying the chick sitting on the ledge of the boat was actually a black woman. Not to mention, Kyrie’s ex, Oakland-bred singer Kehlani, is mixed so all of this may be a fluke.
What are your thoughts? In the meantime, scroll through Twitter’s hilarious reactions to the video and the alleged news.