Blindboy tells a fascinating story about a message he received from Conor McGregor last weekend
Blindboy describes an awkward exchange with Conor McGregor.
Blindboy Boatclub received a message from Conor McGregor telling the Rubberbandit not to "speak on my name without the full facts" - this was in the wake of comments the Limerick man made comparing the UFC fighter to Tupac Shakur.
Speaking on his podcast, Blindboy describes how McGregor sent him a DM shortly after the incident last week in New York, after which the 29-year-old was arrested for attacking a bus of UFC fighters in Brooklyn's Barclays Center.
"So I tweeted..." said Blindboy.
"I said, I can’t remember now because I deleted it, it was, ‘Conor McGregor reminds me of Tupac near the end.
“Tupac was hanging around and living up to his gangster image even though he’d made his millions’... something like that.”
Shortly afterwards, Blindboy got a Direct Message on Twitter from McGregor himself.
“Be very careful speaking on my name without full facts. Are you assuming I’m to be shot soon with your Tupac reference?" he wrote.
“By your response it seems that way. I respect you and your opinions regarding the treatment of Irish people by our own Government. I have listened to many of your talks.
“But do not ever speak my name in this disrespectful vein again. You are a man with a bag on his head, don’t get left in it.”
Blindboy was staggered to get the message from McGregor, and apologised.
“It’s like Jesus Christ man would you not respond to 50 Cent? Why do you give a shit about some nobody in Limerick but I guess he does," he told his listeners.
“I then felt bad because I started thinking about, holy fuck if the entire internet is talking about McGregor and he decides to respond to me then that means something I said genuinely probably hurt him and that’s what he needed to respond to.
“I never even thought of that, that wasn’t in my head at all.
“McGregor just reminded me of how Tupac was behaving. I certainly wasn’t suggesting that he was going to be shot.
“And for McGregor to get pissed off about that he’s completely in his rights because you can’t go on Twitter pontificating or fucking wondering about another human being’s life ending. That’s not my style. I would never do that.
“So I just responded back to him, I was embarrassed. I didn’t know what to say, I just responded back ‘Sorry Conor. When I tweet shit like that I forget that there’s a real person behind it all that might be reading it. I’m going to delete it and no I never meant nothing about you getting shot just reminded me of Tupac scrapping in Las Vegas. I’m just spouting internet shite. Look after yourself.”