Shaq Finally Explains Why He Agreed to Make the Movie "Kazaam"

Hint: "Cha-ching!"

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Sixteen years ago, Shaquille O'Neal agreed to appear in a completely ridiculous movie about a rapping genie called Kazaam. Why? Well, that's the question we've been asking ourselves for the last 16 years. And, apparently, we're not alone. GQ got a hold of Shaq recently and asked him a number of things. But, the most interesting part of the interview came when he was asked why in the world he agreed to film Kazaam.

"I was a medium-level juvenile deliquent from Newark who always dreamed about doing a movie," he replied. "Someone said, 'Hey, here's $7 million, come in and do this genie movie.' What am I going to say, no? So I did it."

Good enough answer for us! Although, that doesn't mean we're ever going to watch Kazaam again. We'll acknowledge that it was a huge pop culture moment for you, Shaq, but...No. Sorry, big man.

[via Sportress of Blogitude]

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