Michael Phelps Says Hip-Hop and Future Inspired Him To Gold Medals


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(AllHipHop News) Michael Phelps paid tribute to Hip-Hop music in a major way during the 2016 VMA’s.

Phelps said that it was Future’s song “Stick Talk” that helped power him to a grand total 23 gold.

“If there’s one thing that’s been constant throughout my entire career, it is the motivation and inspiration that I get from Hip-Hop,” Michael Phelps said. “There is no rapper today more inspiring than Future. His optimism is right there in his name.”

Phelps also revealed that he was listening to Future in that infamous picture of his intense stare before the 200 meter butterfly semifinals at the Olympics in Rio.

“Remember in Rio when I made that face they ended up all over the Internet? I was in the zone with Future’s track ‘Stick Talk’ blaring in my headphones,” Michael Phelps said. I might have all the golds, but he’s got all the platinum.”