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Wale meets the Cats

Meanwhile, at the Joe Craft Center, rap star Wale met the Cats and even got his own jersey. He posted this picture on Instagram with the caption “#UK #coachCal these kids are good.”

Thank God for UK basketball.

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66 Comments for Wale meets the Cats

  1. Billy Ray
    4:19 pm November 3, 2012 Permalink

    who is wale?

  2. Holler Baller
    4:23 pm November 3, 2012 Permalink

    Who? Can he survive out of the water?

  3. SoCal Will
    4:23 pm November 3, 2012 Permalink

    Just out of curiosity does he pronounce it “Wally” or, “what’s that Lassie, old Mr. Wilson fell into his “well”???

  4. theSkinny81
    4:27 pm November 3, 2012 Permalink

    bluehair meltdown in 3…2…1…..

  5. wale
    4:32 pm November 3, 2012 Permalink


  6. Coach Kilmer
    4:34 pm November 3, 2012 Permalink

    Man, this site has become watered down…who?

  7. John Wall
    4:39 pm November 3, 2012 Permalink

    One of the best rappers in the game people.

  8. jaxcats8503
    4:43 pm November 3, 2012 Permalink

    It’s amazing how far apart the football and basketball programs are on the cool index. As well as success index.

  9. CatStacks
    4:45 pm November 3, 2012 Permalink

    MMG in the building
    thats wats up Coach Cal
    First YMCMB now MMG

  10. Old Fart
    4:46 pm November 3, 2012 Permalink

    All these rappers. What happened to the good ole days!?

  11. lol
    4:47 pm November 3, 2012 Permalink

    lol at the rednecks who’ve never heard of wale

  12. SeoulCat
    4:47 pm November 3, 2012 Permalink

    I hope Brian Long appreciates the opportunity to meet Wale.

  13. DT in DC
    4:49 pm November 3, 2012 Permalink

    Damn I’m old. Never heard of him. But if the kids like him, awesome!

  14. eric
    4:54 pm November 3, 2012 Permalink

    Wale is a beast, anyone under the age of 25 knows who he is. And i guarentee every top 10 basketball recruit listens to and likes Wale as well.

  15. old and in the way
    4:55 pm November 3, 2012 Permalink

    I wish UK wouldn’t keep promoting these rap stars – they are a bad influence on our players and fans. Bring back the cloggers, and have Barry Manilow perform during Madness, please.

    Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to eat my tapioca and watch ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ reruns with the volume turned all the way up.

  16. Batman
    4:56 pm November 3, 2012 Permalink

    “Alfred…..get me the Bat Phone.

    We must…….eradicate the Joker.

    He’s been nothing …..simply zero but that single ‘Albatrossity’ for us here in, …Gosh-um? City!

    We….we must……get rid of the Joker.

    And his boss: Hmitch….born…..fort.”

  17. johnblinkybolton
    4:56 pm November 3, 2012 Permalink

    I’m not a redneck at all and I have no idea who Wale is.. Is it pronounced Wall, like John Wall, or whale, like blue whale?

  18. Big Diesel
    4:57 pm November 3, 2012 Permalink

    That was a wale of a game today

  19. TN Cat
    4:58 pm November 3, 2012 Permalink

    Are we sure it isn’t Denard Robinson? He didn’t play for Michigan today.

  20. yep
    5:00 pm November 3, 2012 Permalink

    11. so you assume that just because someone hasn’t heard of Wale, they are a redneck? May I assume that anyone that has heard of him, is a street thug and young punk?

  21. Big Whoop
    5:00 pm November 3, 2012 Permalink

    Wale……hhmmmmmm….don’t even care who he is. If the kids on the team like him and are impressed, I’m okay with that. Rap music, for me, is like fingernails on a chalk board. But, that’s just me. Each to his own.

  22. English
    5:03 pm November 3, 2012 Permalink

    It’s pronounced wall-ay

  23. Flava Flav
    5:04 pm November 3, 2012 Permalink

    Day umm.

    I beez mizzn. Out ruh!

    Whale’z wuz wit hizn bro:

    Pho toe shpoz

  24. SayHarrowToTheRepeat
    5:13 pm November 3, 2012 Permalink


  25. ChiefdCat
    5:14 pm November 3, 2012 Permalink

    For the record, I’m under 25 and have no clue who this dude is.

  26. Kneel
    5:21 pm November 3, 2012 Permalink

    Average age/following of the site = 50. Rap may suck to some but Wale is a popular rapper, and our players like rap, and so do future recruits….so this is bad ass. Go Cal, go Cats.

  27. lil john
    5:24 pm November 3, 2012 Permalink


  28. UncleDrew
    5:28 pm November 3, 2012 Permalink

    These young bloods think they know everything! All this hippity hop, skip skotch, skeezers, skanks, skig-skags, and scallywhops. Back in my day, we didn’t just give all this memorabilia away to the newest kid on the block.

    Now excuse me while I go put some water in Joker’s Momma’s Dish.

  29. jake the snake
    5:29 pm November 3, 2012 Permalink

    Wale?? Give me an f’n break.

  30. Capitalism
    5:29 pm November 3, 2012 Permalink

    Does THIS rapper speak english and refrain from language that would sicken the US insult to Navy Vets.

  31. Dumbppl
    5:35 pm November 3, 2012 Permalink

    30… You are probably a dumb redneck. It’s not pronounced whale you tard. It’s wall-ay

  32. my mom
    5:37 pm November 3, 2012 Permalink

    15. It’s ignorant to think that just because someone doesn’t like rap or rappers that they are old or grey-hairs. Rap music is awful, the lyrics are stupid and vulgar and if you ever hear most rappers talk in real life they are just as stupid and uneducated as their lyrics would suggest. You know what most of these big time “musicians” have in common? A criminal record.

    I’m fine with Coach Cal doing this stuff for the players, because unfortunately those are the people that the younger generation “respect”. I just wish people (including writers on this site) would stop promoting and pimping these meetings, and acting like they are “role models” and great people just because they like Coach Cal.

    FYI, I’m 22….

  33. Dane Brammage
    5:38 pm November 3, 2012 Permalink

    Back in the early 80’s, pre Geraldine Ferrao, if Joe B. were friends with Bono, and the Michael’s Stipe..,,Mills & Peter Buck, without question… I’d have signed at UofK.

    Given that I have had rock n’ roll drumstick lobotomize my forebrain, with melodic recognition, “c’rap” does not compute.

  34. Lanter's Pythons
    5:46 pm November 3, 2012 Permalink

    I will crush all of you.

  35. Dustin Dix
    6:00 pm November 3, 2012 Permalink

    This is hilarious. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. However, some rappers are absolutely genious with their lyrics as well as the overall message. These so called “bad influences” made their own way in the music industry. Rappers are similar to that of a basketball player in that they are typically young individuals chasing their dreams. If our players are impressed with the meeting why should we not be? This is just another example of how Cal has the upperhand in recruiting. We have rappers giving us street cred across the nation. Not only that, they shout us out and give recognition to individuals. Haters gonna hate!

  36. DaveUK
    6:06 pm November 3, 2012 Permalink

    I’m 51 and know Wale, Meek Mill, and of course Rick Ross (or Ro$$ as he spells it now.) They are all performing at Rupp tonight for their Maybach Music Group tour, and Wale and Meek Mill are very popular with college-age kids these days. I like some of their tunes myself.

  37. old_bigbluejon_school
    6:15 pm November 3, 2012 Permalink

    another rapper? integrity people! I’m out. Calipari is the devil himself, and us old people know that god hates rap, young people and change. and I hate change more than god. I still drink Tab for gosh sakes. just get off my lawn.

  38. MHFaulkner
    6:22 pm November 3, 2012 Permalink

    I found his movie quite excellent. But, the first half with no communication was boring.

  39. Buckwild
    6:24 pm November 3, 2012 Permalink

    Who is Wale? Also, who is Drake? I keep hearing that name tossed around the UKBB program.

  40. JoseyWales
    6:31 pm November 3, 2012 Permalink

    We aren’t related, for the record.

  41. AaronJ
    6:36 pm November 3, 2012 Permalink

    He must love marine animals, I think I saw him on the Sea Shepherds roster.

  42. Buckets
    7:02 pm November 3, 2012 Permalink

    Errbody sayin’ Whale but my name Wale

  43. under 25 and dumber than owl shit
    7:07 pm November 3, 2012 Permalink

    I loves me some Wale, anyone that goes by ‘Lil, and not working.

  44. Victor The RCA Dog
    8:02 pm November 3, 2012 Permalink

    They call this music?

    Cursing, making up their own language…and the seat of their pants down at their knees.
    They don’t even have instruments…something called record scratching.
    If you ask me, they couldn’t scratch their ass with both hands…that is my take on rap, hip hop and scratching!

  45. Rap Fan
    8:23 pm November 3, 2012 Permalink

    Whale is a half brother to Pale (pronounced Palee…famous soccer player), Ale (pronounced Ali…famous boxer) and Sail (pronounced Salee…famous basketball palyer).
    Very talented family!

  46. Billy K
    8:56 pm November 3, 2012 Permalink

    If Montgomery Gentry or Ashley Judd showed up = Story. Who gives an eff about GD Wale?

  47. old_school
    9:16 pm November 3, 2012 Permalink

    Well, google this guy’s lyrics and you’ll see just another punk who rakes in the millions by disrespecting women, profanity, drug references and plenty of N-word peppered in his ‘songs.’

    I’m guessing that if Romney wins on Tuesday – Cal will encourage his Cats to join the national thug riot in the street because it’s the Hip thing to do.

    Cal continues to win – continues to make fools out of UK fans, and continues to make the rebuilding project for the next coach an even more formidable task.

  48. bigpoppapump
    9:16 pm November 3, 2012 Permalink

    Cal is running a circus.

  49. wow
    9:18 pm November 3, 2012 Permalink

    If the tards and ricky p did this, matt jones would have a stroke over something like this. His [email protected] would likely be blood red.

  50. theSkinny81
    9:26 pm November 3, 2012 Permalink

    47 – please choose another school to be a fan of. and take 46 with you….

  51. Schwinny
    9:29 pm November 3, 2012 Permalink

    Rap music is what kids listen to when they get ready for games…you don’t hear them listening to country or rock…Calipari is a genius if the players on the team or future recruits don’t already like the other rappers we have around the program Jayz and Drake I guarantee they like Wale pronounced Wah-Lay…you don’t have to be ignorant because somebody listens to rap I promise you not all rappers are stupid, so when recruits see these pics of the team and rappers its makes them think not only am I gonna be on national television every game but I have every scout in America , actor and rapper watching me play and practice.That’s why we don’t lose many recruits, so quit sayin these dumb comments people…Cal has an agenda for everything and if he does something watch it or listen up, you might learn something about marketing or advertising so quit being negative and LISTEN for once…

  52. truth
    9:30 pm November 3, 2012 Permalink

    Just another nappy headed thug cal has brought around the program. We have no right to call the tards thugs anymore. It appears we are the thug squad now.

  53. justsaying
    9:32 pm November 3, 2012 Permalink

    I love cal, but stuff like this should not be allowed. It cheapens the game.

  54. old_school
    9:42 pm November 3, 2012 Permalink

    I understand a lot of players listen to rap. But Cal’s embracing of that culture is in essence condoning a culture of violence, drugs, degrading women and other unsavory aspects.

    No one is suggesting that Cal ban all rap music from his players’ Ipods. But he is disrespecting the fan base, former players and the university by dragging the university into the gutter with these crass rappers and their lifestyles.

  55. DJ Quik
    10:00 pm November 3, 2012 Permalink

    Real rappers sport dripping wet jerri curls. Fact.

  56. movinonup
    10:06 pm November 3, 2012 Permalink

    Dude looks like Weezie from the Jeffersons.

  57. anthonydavisarmpit
    10:34 pm November 3, 2012 Permalink

    I feel really old now. I don’t have a clue who Whale is.

  58. old_school
    10:52 pm November 3, 2012 Permalink

    57 – join the crowd. I’ll bet you Cal didn’t know who Wale was until somebody on staff did some research and let him know he’s popular. So obviously Cal then orders up a UK jersey for Wale, invites him to campus and embraces him to be part of the UK program.

    No background check, no concern about this guy’s racist,profane, anti-women lyrics. It’s all about being hip to 16-17 year-old kids.

    But – the collective UK fan base, blinded by Cal’s charm and success – simply continue to lower their standards, lower their guard – and chant in unison – “Cal gets it!”

    So sad that only a few of us watch from a far and know our words of warning are simply ignored.

  59. Catlanta
    11:00 pm November 3, 2012 Permalink

    I am a uk grad and season ticket holder. Old school is right. It is nice to be the king of college basketball, but at what cost? It seems like Cal and uk are selling their souls in the process. Would rather try to win without cal pimping out the program.

  60. Ukbradstith
    11:18 pm November 3, 2012 Permalink

    Google wale and lady gaga’s song “chillin”. Really good song

  61. Old_school
    8:15 am November 4, 2012 Permalink

    Im the biggest joke in the history of KSR comments. Stuck in the past and angry about it…times change but i refuse to. So ill comment on here and become a laughingstock. My dentures hurt.

    8:26 am November 4, 2012 Permalink

    Why not just let the guy walk on. Already got a jersey. Wale sucks and will flame out like the rest of todays dumbass rappers. So keep buying his stupid albums and making him rich for doing absolutely nothing

  63. Old Heads On Computers
    11:26 am November 4, 2012 Permalink

    I’ve never read so much belly aching from all you old ass cry babies. No one gives a shit if you do or dont know who this guy is. Just like no one cares if he has a criminal record or not. He isnt moving into the Coal Lodge or becoming an assistant coach. He stopped by for a couple pictures because he understands UK is the IT program right now and he wants on the bandwagon. Nothing wrong with that, so for all you “cals turnin the program into thugs and trash” please refrain from posting ignorance and go back to burning crosses in yards or whatever it is you clan members do these days.

  64. UK Snuggie
    12:10 pm November 4, 2012 Permalink

    I prefer Nas and Mos Def, but this guy isn’t as bad as most other hip hop “artists”.

  65. Rick
    12:34 pm November 4, 2012 Permalink

    #11 Not a Redneck. Just a lifelong musician from one of the greatest musical states in the country, KENTUCKY.

  66. Dustin Dix
    12:36 pm November 4, 2012 Permalink

    Anyone who thinks this is demeaning to the program is just flat out stupid. How does this hurt our program? How does this make our players thugs? As far as I can see Cal consistently brings in guys who have great character and are also at the top of their class. Everyone should quit their bitching and enjoy the ride while you can. Turn the TV on any day of the week now and watch a former KY Wildcat go at it with the best of the best in the NBA. I cant believe what I am reading on this site! Why even come read this site if this is how you feel? I mean talk about unnapreciative. I am glad that anyone with half a effin brain can understand what we have going on here is special and to enjoy it while you can. No program in basketball has ever made this quick of a turn around. We are the most followed and envied team in college hoops for God sakes what more can you ask for. For those of you who have an issue with what is going on here with our program just please stop watching or caring. We dont need your ill minded thoughts to be heard and misrepresent our fan base. Have a great week!