Michael Jordan’s son laughs off Kanye West diss track ‘Facts’

Marcus Jordan responds to 'Jumpman' references

Marcus Jordan has rubbished Kanye West diss song ‘Facts’, which includes a reference to his father Michael.

West released the track on New Year’s Eve. The track uses Future and Drake’s ‘Jumpman’ as a sample and sees the rapper state: “Yeezy, Yeezy, Yeezy just jumped over Jumpman”, a shot at rival Nike from the Adidas-affiliated artist. Jumpan is Nike’s Michael Jordan-related merchandise line.

Listen to ‘Facts’ here.

Marcus Jordan was the first member of his family to respond to the line and took to Twitter on Saturday (Jan. 2) to make his feelings clear. “Yeezy just jumped over @Jumpman23 ??โ€ LOL I needed a good laugh to start my #2016,โ€ he tweeted. He later posted a GIF of his basketball legend father laughing.

‘FACTS’ was West’s third totally new release of the year, and follows ‘All Day’ and ‘FourFiveSeconds’, while new track ‘Wolves’ was also unofficially debuted earlier at a fashion show. A new album entitled ‘SWISH’ was announced back in March 2015, but so far there’s no word on a release date for West’s seventh record, which is expected sometime in 2016.

West has asked that he be left alone until the record is released, posting on Twitter: “no offense to anyoneโ€ฆ Iโ€™m asking everyone DONโ€™T ASK ME FOR ANYTHING TILL AFTER Iโ€™M FINISHED WITH MY ALBUM”.

Kanye’s second child Saint West was born on December 5, a brother for West and Kim Kardashian’s daughter North West, who was born in 2013.