Rapper Apologizes for 'anti-Semitic' Lyrics That Got LeBron James in Trouble

'The Jewish people I know are very wise with there money so that’s why I said we been gettin Jewish money,' 21 Savage tweets

21 Savage attends the the Versace fall 2019 fashion show at the American Stock Exchange Building, Manhattan, New York City, December 2, 2018.
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A rapper whose song lyrics, which were deemed anti-Semitic, got NBA superstar LeBron James into hot water when he posted them on Instagram has apologized to the Jewish community.

The rapper, who goes by the name 21 Savage, wrote in a tweet on Monday that he never thought anyone would be offended by the lyrics in his new song “asmr.” In it, the rapper sings “We been gettin’ that Jewish money, everything is Kosher (On God)” and then boasts about buying Lamborghini and Tesla cars.

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“The Jewish people I know are very wise with there money so that’s why I said we been gettin Jewish money I never thought anyone would take offense I’m sorry if I offended everybody never my intention I love all people,” 21 Savage tweeted.

His tweet follows an apology by James, who removed the post on Monday. The NBA has accepted James’ apology and will not take further action, ESPN reported.

Responses to the tweet ranged from people identifying themselves as Jews who thought the lyrics were funny or a compliment to those that called critics too sensitive.

A screenshot of LeBron James' Instagram Stories.