Michael Jordan Shut Down Chamillionaire's Request for a Picture

Published on July 3rd, 2023 3:15 pm EST
Written By: Dave Manuel

That is just Michael (Jordan).  Drawing. Hakeem Seriki, aka "Chamillionaire", is a rapper that is known to many.

In fact, in the mid 2000s, "Chamillionaire" was making waves in the music industry, as he won a Grammy award for his song "Ridin", and his album, "The Sound of Revenge", went platinum.

None of this was enough for Michael Jordan to know who he was.


In 2009, "Chamillionaire" was at a party that was being thrown for Michael Jordan.

There were plenty of basketball players and celebrities in attendance.

"Chamillionaire", who was still basking in the glow of a successful record and Grammy Award, decided to approach Michael Jordan for a picture.

Jordan, who was standing with Spike Lee and several members of the Boston Celtics, didn't take kindly to the approach.

Jordan didn't just say no - he said Hell no, and said that he wouldn't take a picture unless it was with a female.

Chamillionaire was stunned by the response and pressed on, relating a story of how he had spent $7,000 for one of Michael Jordan's jerseys, likely to imply that he wasn't just an ordinary fan.

MJ wasn't impressed and reportedly said:

"You pay $15,000 right now for a jersey from me and I'll take a picture with you."


"Chamillionaire" didn't get his picture, and he would end up retreating with his ego a bit damaged.

Years later, "Chamillionaire" has a funny story to tell about his interaction with the greatest player of all time.

For people who know Michael Jordan, their response to the Chamillionaire story is the same:

That's just Michael.

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