Die Antwoord's Ninja has crazy basketball story about Drake vs. Kanye

By Alex Butler  |  June 20, 2017 at 3:09 PM
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June 20 (UPI) -- Rapper 'Ninja' said he once played pickup basketball with Kanye West and Drake.

The Die Antwoord member explained the game recently in an animated video for Viceland.

In the NSFW video, Watkin Tudor Jones, also known as 'Ninja,' said he was invited over to West's house after getting a 2 a.m. FaceTime call from Paris Hilton. When he arrived he sat by West's pool as the rapper talked on the phone. When West ended the call, he asked Ninja if he wanted to go play basketball at his neighbor Drake's house.

Ninja obliged and the two joined the star-studded pickup game.

The incident occurred after Ninja and Die Antwoord's Yolandi Visser attended a Drake concert, which Ninja said was "like the worst show I've ever seen." While at the show, Ninja stole Visser's phone and posted a disparaging Instagram meme about Drake. The group later toured with the Canadian rapper, resulting in several awkward confrontations.

"I was waiting to think 'Does he know what happened?'" Ninja said in the video, regarding what he thought during the pickup game.

Ninja said Drake played the game wearing "full NBA gear," including brand new Jordans and high socks. He also wore blue shorts and a blue top, according to the South African musician.

"And he was full on ready to [expletive] play," Ninja said. Ninja said his team during the game featured West and his manager, as well as a few friends.

"I suck basically," Ninja said.

The rapper said Drake's team was full of "big [expletive] dudes."

Drake's team earned a 7-0 lead, before pushing its advantage to 12-0. Ninja was then told to sit on the side of the court.

"I found out later, Drake like films all the games and edits and films himself hitting threes," Ninja said.

"The only thing I regret in life is that I didn't practice basketball more," Ninja said.

Ninja said that Drake's team lost the best-of-three series. He said he then left with West to enjoy banana pudding, made by Kim Kardashian, at West's house.

Drake currently serves as a global ambassador for the NBA's Toronto Raptors. He will host the 2017 NBA Awards Show on Monday in New York.

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