Tony Yayo recently shared his support for LSU Lady Tigers star Angel Reese, who has been facing backlash for celebrating during her team's win over Iowa in the 2023 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament. During a now-infamous interaction, Reese taunted Iowa's Caitlin Clark by doing the "U Can't C Me" dance at the end of the game. The G-Unit rapper discussed the viral moment during an interview with TMZ Sports on Saturday.
He began by disagreeing with the backlash to Reese's move. "Any kind of sports, talking trash is a part of the game," he told the outlet. "I mean, it was for the championship game. It's competition. Even when I'm playing 2k - if you playin' in the game, with video games, we get excited. You know?"
Angel Reese Taunts Caitlin Clark
From there, he credited Reese with taking the iconic move to "a whole 'nother level." He said: "I mean, Kanye [West] talked about doing the Yayo dance in a song. John Cena mentioned that he got it from me. So I'm cool with it, you know? It's just a dance. I don't take nothin' personal. It was a dance I created because I was trying to hide from the police. But shout out to all them people - John Cena, Angel Reese, Caitlin Clark - and definitely Flavor Flav. But Angel Reese? You know, she took the 'U Can't C Me' dance to a whole 'nother level." Yayo famously originated the "U Can't C Me" dance during the prime of G-Unit.
Even Caitlin Clark herself has admitted that Reese should not be dealing with backlash over the move. "Men have always had trash talk. ... You should be able to play with that emotion. ... That's how every girl should continue to play," Clark said after the incident went viral. "I don't think Angel should be criticized at all."
Tony Yayo On Angel Reese