Yesterday, reports surfaced that some of the Los Angeles Lakers players have distanced themselves from rookie, D’Angelo Russell, after a video surfaced a days ago, showing him secretly recording teammate, Nick Young, talking about a 19-year-old girl he cheated on his fiancee, Iggy Azalea, with.
According to the L.A. Times, “other teammates are “ticked off” at Russell, according to a person familiar with the situation, believing he violated an unwritten code with the secret video.”
Nick and D’Angelo addressed the media for the first time on Wednesday; Nick says he feels that he and D’Angelo should handle the situation in a private manner, “outside of the media,” while D’Angelo adds he feels “sick as possible” over the situation.
I don’t want to get into my personal life right now. I think it’s best me and D’Angelo handle the situation we have in a private matter, outside of the media. I think it’s something we do need to sit down and talk about and that’s about it. What happened is what happened. We’ve got to work on it.
I feel as sick as possible. I’ve been asked 110 times, and my answer and my feeling stay the same. I wish I could make things better right away, but I can’t. It wasn’t a prank, it wasn’t something for everybody else to see. It was my eyes, his eyes only. I’ve reached out to him, talked a little bit. But, I let him know my apologies. I don’t know if they were accepted. I wouldn’t blame him [if he didn’t].
The video in question (said to have been recorded a couple of months ago), discovered by Fameolous, Nick is lying in bed talking to someone off camera about a teenager he met in a club “this summer.” A Lakers source confirmed to the LA Times that it was Nick in the clip (see it below).
Iggy responded to the incident; thanking D’Angelo for the footage. “hmmm i see D Angelo Russell is trending…” she said. “I actually liked his film. Thanks bro.”