Tony Yayo has come to the defense of Angel Reese, who recently sparked backlash after using the G-Unit rapper’s iconic “You Can’t See Me” gesture while taunting Iowa’s Caitlin Clark during LSU’s national championship win.
Nearly 20 years ago, Yayo popularized the celebratory taunt in the music video for his hit single “So Seductive.” In the waning moments of the Tigers’ 102-85 victory over the Hawkeyes last Sunday, Reese taunted Clark by using the gesture, which the Hawkeyes superstar had been using throughout Iowa’s run to the national championship game.
In an interview with TMZ Sports, Yayo offered his support to Reese, while also thanking her for introducing his dance to a new generation of sports fans.
“Any kind of sports, talking trash is a part of the game,” Yayo shared. “I mean, it was for the championship game. It’s competition. Even when I’m playing 2k — if you playin’ in the game, with video games, we get excited. You know?”
Yayo continued, “It’s just a dance. I don’t take nothin’ personal. It was a dance I created because I was trying to hide from the police. But shout out to all them people — John Cena, Angel Reese, Caitlin Clark — and definitely Flavor Flav. But Angel Reese? You know, she took the ‘U Can’t C Me’ dance to a whole ‘nother level.”
Watch Tony Yayo’s full interview with TMZ Sports up top.