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NFL Legend Slams Rapper Son’s “Thug” Act: “You Grew Up In A Gated Community!”



Clear Facts:

  • Michael Irvin criticizes his rapper son’s portrayal of “ghetto life.”
  • The NFL Hall of Famer has publicly addressed his son’s lyrics before.
  • Irvin’s son goes by the rap name “Tut Tarantino.”

Super Bowl champ and Pro Football Hall of Famer Michael Irvin has had enough of the youth glorifying the “thug life,” especially when they haven’t lived it.

Taking aim directly at his own blood, Irvin called out his son’s attempts to don a gangster rapper persona, despite a life of luxury.

Discussing the ongoing issue with another NFL stalwart, Keyshawn Johnson, on Fox Sports’ “Undisputed,” the topic came up in the context of NBA player Ja Morant, who faced multiple suspensions for brandishing firearms in his social media clips.

Irvin was candid about this rising culture among young athletes. “You can’t be with people all the time; they’re running around,” he noted.

However, he turned the spotlight on his own household, saying, “I got a son, and he raps. His rap name is Tut Tarantino. If you ever listen to some of his raps, I’m like, ‘Oh my god! Where does this come from, son?!’ ‘You grew up in a gated community your whole life,’ but he’s rapping ‘my life’ because we romanticize and fantasize about that old thug life, ghetto life, and all that stuff.”

Clearly frustrated, Irvin stressed, “We used to work to get away from [that]. Now, we’ve gotten to a place somehow where we’re running back towards it, in the music, in everything.”

Interestingly, this wasn’t Irvin’s first time discussing his son’s choice of lyrics. Back in 2019, on the “Dan Patrick Show,” he addressed the issue.


“He raps about some of the hardest stuff in the world,” Irvin remarked. “I say to him, ‘Son, you grew up in a 20,000 square foot, gated community! Where does this stuff come from?’”

Irvin expressed his disbelief, continuing, “I worked hard to get you out of this, and you’re rapping right back to it.”

The rapper’s video for “Hit Pt. 2” is a testament to the very portrayal Irvin critiqued. Sporting a ski mask and rapping about drugs and weapons, the video, since Irvin’s comments, has become a hub of reactions mocking the posh background of “Tut Tarantino.”

One user jibed, “That’s the nicest [drug] house I’ve ever seen in my life.”

Another comment read, “[T]his brings a whole new meaning to Fake it til you make it.”

We want to know what you think! Share your thoughts in the comments below.





  1. Lei

    October 24, 2023 at 10:13 am

    Have to go to the draft and send these young Antifa and rappers into a real battle.
    Then they will run to their parents as they did during Vietnam and try to get out of fighting.

  2. Rick Vitolo

    October 24, 2023 at 3:59 pm

    They are total bullshit,send them to battle with the armed forces and watch them shit their pants. I am a disabled Vietnam vet.

    • Old man

      December 4, 2023 at 7:00 pm

      Thank you for your service. From one vet to another

  3. bill knight

    October 25, 2023 at 6:47 pm

    Remember when Bikers were busting the chops of Accountants and Bond Traders wearing colors riding Harleys? SSDD Wannabes are Everywhere. Problem is, this kinda wannabe get a cap in his ass for the trouble!

  4. Leslie Wingfield

    October 25, 2023 at 7:26 pm

    Gotta love Michael calling out his own idiot PRIVILEGED kid. Good for him!!

  5. Morton L Friedman

    October 25, 2023 at 8:35 pm

    My guess is that Michael Irvin thought that the NEA was an adequate surrogate parent. Too many years of WOKE. I will bet that his son never worked a day in his life.

  6. Wyatt Earp

    October 25, 2023 at 9:09 pm

    All talk! No fight! Can’t sing so rap! But when it becomes real, who run? Think you smart? Prove it! Sign it before they draft you! Or move to Australia and be a coward! Like Matt Damon did! Made those movie, then ran to Australia Because he didn’t want Trump as president! Truth be told he was afraid of a handgun!

  7. Milissa

    March 11, 2024 at 12:17 pm

    How embarrassing for his parents. Stop supporting him if this is what he wants to do with his life.

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