Last night was a big night for Brooklyn. Not only did the Nets beat the Knicks in overtime, much to the delight of Jay-Z. But, those in attendance at the game at the Barclays Center also got to see Slick Rick perform at halftime.
Er, okay. Well, apparently, that part of the night didn't go so well. Word is, Rick the Ruler's performance wasn't all that great and it ended with him getting booed. But, to make things even worse, Knicks beat writer Frank Isola also chimed in with his thoughts on the Nets selecting Slick Rick to perform and, well, let's just say that Twitter almost exploded when he did.
The Nets are claiming that halftime performer Slick Rick is a "Hip Hop legend." On what planet, exactly?— Frank Isola (@FisolaNYDN) November 27, 2012
What does one go about becoming a "hip hop legend." If Slick Rick can do it there is hope for all of us.— Frank Isola (@FisolaNYDN) November 27, 2012
I heard that to torture prisoners at Guantanamo, the U.S. State Department played Slick Rick's Greatest Hits over and over.— Frank Isola (@FisolaNYDN) November 27, 2012
I know of one hip hop legend named Rick. And that would be my guy Rick Ross. You may refer to him as Mr. Ross.— Frank Isola (@FisolaNYDN) November 27, 2012
Sigh. Okay, so even if Slick Rick didn't bring his A-game (or his B-game…or his C-game…) last night, show that man some respect! Fortunately, we don't have to yell at Isola, though, because tons of people already did it for us on Twitter. Click through the thumbnails above to see some of the best responses to Isola's tweet. It sounds like he learned his lesson:
To make it up to the 138 Slick Rick fans I've offended, I promise to buy his Christmas album tomorrow.— Frank Isola (@FisolaNYDN) November 27, 2012
SMH. C'mon, man!