James, who also recently made waves by saying NFL owners were old white men with a “slave mentality”, told ESPN that he did not mean to offend with the lyrics and, in fact, thought they were a compliment.
“Apologies, for sure, if I offended anyone,” James told ESPN. “That’s not why I chose to share that lyric.”
He continued on: “That’s what I do. I ride in my car, I listen to great music, and that was the byproduct of it. So I actually thought it was a compliment, and obviously, it wasn’t through the lens of a lot of people. My apologies. It definitely was not the intent, obviously, to hurt anybody.”