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Jay-Z’s “Empire State of Mind” lyrics are noticeably altered around the Cleveland area after radio stations has decided to edit former hometown star LeBron James’ name out of the anthem.

“96.5FM WAKS has taken that dislike a step further, digitally editing Empire State of Mind,” a popular rap song by Jay-Z, to obscure the word “LeBron” so that it cannot be clearly understood on the radio. What was once “[If] Jeezy’s paying LeBron, I’m paying Dwyane Wade” – a reference towards the purchase price of an illegal drug – is now relatively indecipherable as the two-time NBA MVP’s name is edited – or as female hip-hop star Missy Elliott calls, “flipped and reversed.” (CBS Sports)

Radio station personality Joel “Java” Murphy has confirmed the station’s move.

“I was playing the song and realized that the word ‘LeBron’ is as offensive to some people as the ‘Seven Words You Can’t Say On The Radio,’ [by George Carlin]” said Murphy. “Anytime one of those words shows up in a song, we either bleep it, cut it out completely or obscure it by flipping it backwards. So, I suggested to our programming dept that we should treat the name ‘LeBron’ similarly.” (Yahoo News)

Cleavland should get the award for the most bitter city ever, just get over it.

  • Mel

    yo mike fuck u

  • clevelandcries

    cleveland needs to stop crying these niggaz are so mad lmao shut the fuck up and go on with life u pussies lebrons gone