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Blazers’ Damian Lillard opens up on his rap battle with Kings’ Marvin Bagley III

Damian Lillard, Marvin Bagley III

In the midst of all the well-deserved praise he is garnering from the recent release of his third studio album, “Big D.O.L.L.A.,” Portland Trail Blazers superstar point guard Damian Lillard (aka Dame D.O.L.L.A.) has opened up about his rap beef with fellow NBA player Marvin Bagley III of the Sacramento Kings.

The history between these two extends all the way back to when the Kings youngster challenged Lillard to a rap battle last year. The Portland guard reluctantly obliged, releasing a fire diss track aimed at Bagley.

According to Lillard, this is actually not his style, and his beef with Bagley is more of an exception to the rule:

“I always told myself, even if one of these dudes says my name and some stuff like that, I’m not about to get into it with them,” says Lillard, via Adam Caparell of Complex Sports. “I literally decided that this is the one time that I’m going to do it.

“I’m not in competition with no player that’s rapping in the NBA,” says Lillard. “I’m literally as an artist trying to move myself into what the actual artists are doing, but he was starting coming off like he was competing with me, like, ‘I’m the best rapper in the NBA.’”

Lillard proved here that he is not one to mess with, be it on the basketball court or when it comes to his music. Bagley got more than he bargained for, and unfortunately for him, he turned out to be the victim of Dame’s quest to prove that he is still the hip-hop king in the league.