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When Michael Jordan asked Chamillionaire to pay him $15,000 for a photo and a jersey

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"You should never meet your heroes" is an adage hip-hop star Chamillionaire was forced to understand in the most embarrassing situation possible. Not only were there several eyes who witnessed him getting rejected for a picture, but it was none other than Michael Jordan who turned him down with not-so-kind words.

Mean Michael Jordan

Chamillionaire shared that he once saw Michael Jordan at a party, hanging out with Spike Lee, Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, and some other members of the Boston Celtics. If it was some other celebrity, the hip-hop star said he wouldn’t have approached him/her. But it was His Airness, the GOAT, Air Jordan himself. It would be foolish to pass up on meeting him, let alone getting his autograph or posing a picture with him. And so this is what Chamillionaire did. He expected to be turned down. But he didn’t expect Jordan to be incredibly mean.

"I went over there and said, 'I don't want to be rude but Mike, just want to know [if it's okay] to get a picture?' I understand, I kind of expected him to say no. So I wasn't mad if he said no. But the way he said it, he said: 'Hell no! I ain't taking no picture with no n*****!”

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I kinda got stunned for a second. My boys just started looking at me like 'Damn!,’”">Chamillionaire said.

Second time the charm?

Chamillionaire did not just walk away. He knew that he was in a moment of a lifetime. So he explained to Jordan that he had just come from an auction earlier where he laid down $7,000 for one of his vintage jerseys. This was not to point out that he is strapped with cash and therefore belongs to the same ilk as Jordan. Chamillionaire wanted MJ to know that he is one of his heroes. Unfortunately, this did not convince Jordan to pose for a quick photo with the hip-hop star.

"I just bid $7,000 for a Michael Jordan jersey. And then he goes 'You know what? I tell you what. You pay $15,000 right now for a jersey from me and I take a picture with you.’"

Michael Jordan to Chamillionaire

Chamillionaire admitted that after that emphatic rejection, he felt a course of emotions run through his body. His personal highlight reel of Jordan flashed through his memory: the times he drew Michael Jordan slamming on his foes, that nasty hesitation baseline move against the New York Knicks, or that time Allen Iverson crossed him up.

Apart from this, Chamillionaire confessed that he got so heated that he suddenly craved to hit Jordan straight up. Fortunately, he calmed down and just walked away. 

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