So first thing’s first. I’d venture to say that at least 25%-50% of you are asking yourself one question. Who is Lil Yachty?
Lil Yachty is a 19-year-old up-and-coming rapper who has gotten praise from the likes of Kanye West and Drake. For the mainstream audience, my guess is that you don’t know what music he’s done, but you’ve definitely heard the name. Yachty was just in a Sprite commercial with Lebron James. Yacthy was also featured on the hit song “Broccoli” with Big Baby D.R.A.M.
That being said, whether you know Lil Yachty or not, that doesn’t mean you can’t appreciate a good laugh. At a Nike event, Lil Yachty tried to dunk a basketball in front of a crowd. The result was Internet gold.
I’m crying right now. Just an unreal dunk attempt. Do you think he actually knows he can’t dunk and just decided to go for it anyway? He was nowhere close to the rim and he barely hit the net. The two-footed jump was such an ambitious move as well. I almost respect the effort though. I cannot dunk a basketball let alone touch the rim so I would make a fool out of myself if I ever tried to dunk Lil Yachty did not have a care in the world and just went for it. Missed terribly, but laughed it off and created a viral video. That’s what I like to call PR 101.
Now, it’s time to debate what was worse. Lil Yachty’s dunk or Drake’s airball? I’m going with Drake’s air ball. Lil Yachty probably did the dunk as a joke. Drake was dead serious when he took that three and missed completely. Lil Yachty, you’re in the clear for now.