A DMX tribute on MOTD.
Protect Ian Wright at all costs. pic.twitter.com/VwWsrVItOf
— VERSUS (@vsrsus) April 10, 2021
Ian Wright paid tribute to DMX on Saturday’s Match of the Day while discussing Leeds United’s 2-1 win at Man City.
Two goals from Stuart Dallas brought Marcelo Bielsa’s side victory at the Etihad despite the table-toppers dominating possession, prompting Gary Lineker to ask:
They beat the champions-elect: how?
This teed up Arsenal legend Wright to respond with some appropriated lyrics from the late rapper’s 1998 track “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem”.
Stop them, drop them, open up shop on them.
Lineker then replied with “nice tribute”, causing some social media users to be surprised that he seemed to get the reference.