Dwyane Wade Shows Love For His Leading Lady Gabrielle Union On New Rick Ross Track
Since retiring from basketball, it's clear he's been staying busy.
February 25, 2020 at 8:02 pm
Dwyane Wade just added a new job title to his resume — rapper. The retired basketball player hopped on a track with Rick Ross as an ode to Miami, Florida, but made sure to shout out his wifey.
The song "Season Ticket Holder" also features Raphael Saadiq along with Wade's former teammate Udonis Haslem.
Although the song reflects on driving through the city of Miami and living a lavish lifestyle, Wade took the first verse of the single to shout out his boo thang, actress Gabrielle Union.
"Shawty checkin' my page, she follow my fashion. My life is a film and Gab's the lead. She's so precious to me, as the air that I breathe," the 38-year-old rapped.
The retired Miami Heat player also mentioned his basketball career during the verse.
"I'm the son of a saint, still considered a sinner. Three rings on his finger, yeah that boy was a winner. Never known as a singer but this might be a single. Always bet on your homies, then go buy the casino. Ball is my passion, check my stats if they askin'," he continued.
The song, which dropped on Friday, was accompanied by a promo video with the artists and Haslem.
"Mic check 1,2...#SeasonTicketHolder a collab featuring yours truly w/ @richforever @ud40 @raphael_saadiq featured on my documentary D. Wade: Life Unexpected. Both flicks directed by @bobbymetelus. The single drops 2/21! The Doc premieres 2/23 on @espn at 9est," the caption of the video which was posted to Instagram read.
In the clip, the NBA star explained his decision to be featured on the song.
"Doing something that I've never done before but doing it for the city of Miami," he said. "So for me, it's just an honor to be in the studio, messing around, joking around, having fun, but really it's for the city, for the culture."
Ross seconds his friend's sentiments in the video.
"When they hear it, they gonna know this for the crib and you know 305 we don't play no games," the rapper said.
On February 18, Wade stopped by Good Morning America where he further explained his interest in rapping, among other things.
The father of four revealed he was in a rap group called Real Fresh with his brothers when they were younger.
"I do have dreams, right?" he said. "I want to get on one song one day, and Rick Ross is a good friend of mines and reached out to me and said, 'D, let's do a track for the city.'"
The song is featured in the retired NBA player's new documentary D.Wade: Life Unexpected. The documentary gives viewers an intimate glimpse into his personal life since retiring from basketball.
Of the notable moments from his documentary, his family shares their journey since Wade's child, formerly known as Zion, revealed her new gender identity.
Wade said his 12-year-old daughter has known she is transgender since she was 3 years old.
"Myself and my family, we love the fact that she doesn't have to hide who she is," Wade said. "She is our leader."