Last week, a video surfaced online of NBA All-Star Kyrie Irving partying on a yacht with a bunch of females. After the video was released, many people on social media made the statement that most of the women on the boat were white. They began to say that the Cleveland Cavaliers player did not want any non-white females on the boat.
Kyrie Irving still celebrating the win ? pic.twitter.com/uHtNyuNjgA
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Kyrie made a post on Instagram to address the accusations by putting up a group photo at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas with the caption, “All different shades.”
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That post must not have been enough for his fans because Irving made another post on Facebook discussing the rumors about his yacht party.
“I’d never think I would have to address something as ridiculous as a yacht party, but I wasn’t raised to discriminate against any race let alone any race of women, especially my own. I was raised by the black women in my family and for me to be connected to some nonsense like a “No black girls allowed” party is embarrassing and an inaccurate portrayal of who and what I represent as man.”
He continued, “I wasn’t going to even address any of this because there are literally a million things going on in the world right now that are far more important, rather than people trying to bring question to my character. I would like to apologize to anyone if they were offended initially without knowing any of what actually happened, but that story has no truth to it and I wanted to clear the air on all of this B.S. And for those who know me, I’m sorry you all had to answer questions about a story as ridiculous as something like this. But now, I would like to continue celebrating this championship. Thank you.”
Kyrie set the record straight for his fans. He loves all women!
Written By: Adia Taylor