LaVar Ball Reignites Trump Feud With ‘#StayInYoLane’ Tweet

LaVar Ball has re-sparked his feud with President Donald Trump that started back in November. Ball took to Twitter Saturday to gloat after an ESPN report revealed that Trump likely overstated his involvement in securing the release of LiAngelo Ball and two other members of UCLA’s basketball team—Cody Riley and Jalen Hill—after a shoplifting incident in China.

“Thank you for what again @realDonaldTrump? #knowyourfacts #stayinyolane,” Ball tweeted, after the ESPN report went live Saturday.

In November, Trump tweeted that the UCLA players should’ve thanked him for his help in preventing them from serving a 10-year jail sentence for shoplifting in China.

Per ESPN’s report, the charges had been dropped, and LiAngelo Ball, Hill, and Riley were already scheduled to return to America two days before Trump got involved.

Things got increasingly tense between Trump and LaVar when he initially downplayed Trump’s involvement.

“What was he over there for?” Ball replied to ESPN when asked about Trump’s potential involvement. “Don’t tell me nothing. Everybody wants to make it seem like he helped me out.”

It’s unclear if Trump knew the matter had pretty much been resolved before he reached out to Chinese President Xi Jinping, but he still had those petty tweets ready.

Months later, UCLA officials confirmed to ESPN that Trump and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly got involved late in the process. The players involved gave Trump the thanks he demanded during a press conference, but LaVar was correct in implying that Trump had very little to do with settling the incident. Given both Trump and Ball’s affinity for getting the last word, it remains to be seen if one of the stranger sports feuds in recent years is finally over.

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Video Shows Moment Safaree Was Allegedly Attacked by Meek Mill’s Crew

After Safaree Samuels took to social media Friday night making claims Meek Mill's crew jumped him, a large number of people went into full on “we don’t believe you, you need more people” mode. Safaree began trending on Twitter Saturday morning, as users dragged him for his allegations against Meek. There was initially skepticism towards Safaree’s claims, but TMZ has provided a video (above) clearly showing the Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood cast member being assaulted just after Meek Mill exits an approaching SUV.

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The altercation is believed to have happened at DJ Khaled's pre-BET Awards party at a venue in West Hollywood. Safaree can be seen exchanging pleasantries with someone else at the event before two men appear to emerge from Meek's SUV, chase Safaree across the street, and land a few punches. The scuffle briefly continues before Safaree escapes, while a man who appears to be one of his associates is roughed up against a nearby wall.

Some HD quality video essentially substantiating Safaree's claims didn't stop fans from going in on him.

Nicki Minaj and Safaree split in 2014, but the two continue to be linked—mainly due to the ongoing accusations that Safaree ghostwrites for Nicki. With Nicki later romantically linked to Meek Mill before a public split in January of 2017, the stage was set for some predictable back and forth between both Meek Mill and Safaree. Meek Mill may have referenced the incident in a few Instagram posts he shared afterward.


I wish I would pay attention to these homeless n#%gas

A post shared by Meek Mill (@meekmill) on Jun 23, 2017 at 8:27pm PDT


In the studio finishing my album … WINS & LOSSES! #theymakingupdistractions #imfocusedman

A post shared by Meek Mill (@meekmill) on Jun 23, 2017 at 9:06pm PDT

“I wish I would pay attention to these homeless n#%gas,” Meek wrote in the caption of one post. A subsequent post featured him donning a pair of headphones and with a caption that read, “In the studio finishing my album … WINS & LOSSES! #theymakingupdistractions #imfocusedman.” 

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