Iggy Azalea Thanks D’Angelo Russell For Recorded Cheating Confession Of Fiancé Nick Young
The already burning Lakers team is now divided.
The horrendous 48-point-loss the last Monday, the worst in Lakers’ history, is said to be because of the division between D’Angelo Russell and the rest of his team, as his teammates have isolated him in retaliation to a video a secretly recorded of his teammate, Nick Young, admitting to cheating, according to ESPN. Russel was the #2 overall pick last year.
The video surfaced on the Twitter account of a celebrity gossip site last week. It shows Russell filming Young and asking Young questions about his relations with other women. The video seems to come in the middle of their conversation, and Young appears to have no idea he’s being filmed.
NBA star Nick Young Caught on Video Admitting To Cheating On Iggy With A 19-Year-Old Girl After The Club! pic.twitter.com/9ny9tDG0Mb
— Fameolous (@Fameolous) March 24, 2016
“You was 30 and she was 19?” Russell is heard asking clearly.
The New York Post called it a “damning chat” where Young talks about a 19-year-old he met at a club last summer. It is unclear how exactly this video became public.
Then, Russell goes on, “What about Amber Rose, you never tried?”
“No, she knows my girl,” Young responded, referring to his fiance of nearly a year, Iggy Azalea.
And now Azalea knows too.
Azalea spoke about her engagement just a week ago.
“It was going to happen at the end of the year,” explained Azalea to Ryan Seacrest on March 18, “But now I have to work so we’ll probably have to wait until the end of the next basketball’s season to do that. So that kind of is a bit sucky, but it’s alright.”
It’s unclear whether to engagement is officially off. But, things are probably less than “alright” now.
When the rumors first surfaced, Azalea told ET that she wasn’t buying it.
“I believe my man,” said Azalea, “And Nick is a super nice guy. It’s just not really the kind of thing he would do.”
Now, the Australian seems more convinced by Russell’s clip.
hmmm i see D Angelo Russell is trending… I actually liked his film. Thanks bro.
— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) March 30, 2016
A source close to the team calls the video “a prank gone wrong.” The source added that, “He has to be held accountable, but I hope he isn’t overly criticized for it.
Reportedly, during a recent team meal Russell sat alone. No teammate would eat with him. Another time, reportedly, Russell came into the locker room and sat next to Lou Williams. Williams walked away. This will probably mean trouble for the 20-year-old’s first-round draft pick. The Lakers had previously called him a “superstar” when they selected him a year ago.
“It’s bad,” said another team source, Ramona Shelbourne. “It’s about as bad as it can get. There were trust issues already. Now there’s no trust.”
According to various sources, the Lakers officials are not happy with Russell’s actions either, but have chosen not to intervene.
“Right now,” said one source, “They’re handling it by isolating him.”
Byron Scott, the Lakers coach who has previously been criticized for not using Russell to is full potential as he only started the Lakers’ first 20 games before being moved to the bench, has, on multiple occasions throughout the season, publicly questioned Russell’s maturity.
“He’s such a kid,” said Scott a month ago, “I told him the other day, ‘You’re 19, but sometimes I think you’re 14.'”
Russell has not played in 10 games and didn’t travel with the team to Salt Lake City, reportedly because of gastroenteritis.
This was Kobe Bryant‘s last season with the Lakers, and the worst the team has ever seen.