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Flavor Flav Slams Kansas City Chiefs Kicker Harrison Butker After Controversial Commencement Speech

Flavor Flav thinks Harrison Butker needs to take a step back. Following the Kansas City Chiefs kicker’s controversial commencement speech at Kansas liberal arts college Benedictine University over the weekend — during which the athlete advised women to focus on being homemakers rather than building careers — the rapper took to X Tuesday (May 14) to offer up some advice of his own.

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“Sounds like some players ‘need to stay in their lanes’ and shouldn’t be giving commencement speeches,” Flav tweeted.

The next day, the “Shake Your Booty” artist returned to the platform to write, “God is Good,,, imma man of faith and am grateful for all the opportunities I have in my life to support women and their choices. My whole team is women with a WoManager and LawyHers and am blessed to be surrounded by great women in life.”

Flav’s tweets come as Butker’s Saturday (May 11) speech has been blowing up online, particularly thanks to the kicker’s use of Taylor Swift lyrics in his remarks. Referring to the pop star only as “my teammate’s girlfriend” rather than by her name, he went on to quote her Midnights single “Bejeweled.”

“Familiarity breeds contempt,” he said while admonishing church leaders who he thinks gain too much satisfaction “from the adulation they receive from their parishioners.”

Elsewhere in the commencement address, Butker condemned everything from abortion to birth control, President Joe Biden, Pride month and “the cultural emasculation of men” before directly telling female graduates, “I think it is you, the women, who have had the most diabolical lies told to you.”

“How many of you are sitting here now, about to cross this stage, and are thinking about all of the promotions and titles you are going to get in your career?” he continued. “Some of you may go on to lead successful careers in the world, but I would venture to guess that the majority of you are most excited about your marriage and the children you will bring into this world.”

Billboard has reached out to the NFL and Kansas City Chiefs for comment.

Swift, on the other hand, has been vocal for years about her support of the LGBTQ community and her feminist beliefs. Flavor Flav has long been a fan of the “Anti-Hero” singer and refers to himself as the “King Swiftie,” and he attended her Eras Tour show in Detroit as well as the Eras Tour film premiere in Los Angeles last year.

See Flavor Flav’s tweets below.

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