Ian Wright referenced DMX's "Ruff Ryders' Anthem" on Match of the Day while discussing Man City 1-2 Leeds
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VIDEO: Ian Wright pays tribute to DMX on Match of the Day

Uses "Ruff Ryders' Anthem" lyrics to describe Leeds United win.

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”.

He said:

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.