Another celebrity relationship has unfortunately fallen apart.
This time, Iggy Azalea and Nick Young are no longer an item after his teammate, D’Angelo Russell, video taped a very engaged Nick Young getting cozy with some chicas. The New York Times reported,
As first reported by ESPN, Russell, who has a reputation as being a prankster and immature even for his 20 years, had videotaped Young talking about women he had dated. Unfortunately for Young, he is engaged, to the rapper Iggy Azalea. Unfortunately for everyone, the video somehow found its way to the website Fameolous.com and was posted on the Internet for all to see.
Young is watching television during the video and seems to be unaware he is being filmed. After discussing an unnamed 19-year-old, Russell asks about the model and performer Amber Rose, but Young denies an assignation, noting that “She knows my girl.”
After Nick Young got caught slipping, his fiancee, Iggy, thanked Russell for posting the video online. And of course, she’s no longer with Nick.
Since this incident went down, D’Angelo has been apologizing profusely for losing track of the video, and allowing it to leak online. Before Wednesday night’s Lakers game, D’Angelo said.
“I feel as sick as possible…I wish I could make things better right away, but I can’t.” He said he had no idea how the video wound up on the Internet.
“What happened is what happened,” said a terse Young.
Asked if he felt he had put Young’s impending marriage in jeopardy, Russell said, “Honestly, I do.”
Young said, “I don’t want to get into my personal life right now.”
You would think that this would be the end of it, since Nick obviously has to put in some more work to get his woman back. But nope. Turns out, he’s been made out to be the “dude in distress” by some Internet users, because they seem to feel that D’Angelo broke “bro code” by taping the video to begin with.
Never mind the fact that Nick was cheating on his woman, and making her look
more like a fool in public. He broke an imaginary code that states that you can’t snitch on your cheating friend, or record their f*ck boy tendencies where it could possibly be uploaded on the Internet.
It doesn’t make a lick of sense to me.
Obviously, a faithful man should be loyal to you, whether he’s in your face or not. This is why no one should be making D’Angelo feel like he should apologize for anything. The ‘Bros before hoes’ line of thinking hasn’t done anything but allow *some* brothers to think it was okay to get caught up with hookers in Nevada, or keep their wife beating secrets under wraps.
I’ve been in plenty of locker rooms to know that nothing is off limits during locker room talk. Those are the times where you have the best opportunities to help your teammate in need, whether they’re battling depression, sickness, or anything else that’s not adding positively to their lives. Who knows how much better black professional athletes could be if locker room talk actually served as an opportunity to uplift each other mentally, as opposed to reducing serious issues to smack talk.
But men will be men. And as long as they keep reducing issues that’s destroying them from being whole men, we’re going to keep having debacles like Nick Young and D’Angelo Russell’s. And worse.