It’s nice to feel wanted. And it’s even nicer when one of the people who wants you is a Grammy-winning rapper.
The Fire received a helping hand from Chicago’s own Lupe Fiasco as it waits for U.S. men’s national team star Jermaine Jones to make a decision on the team’s contract offer. Fiasco tweeted his pitch Tuesday for Jones and all to see.
“Dear @Jermainejunior Chicago needs all the heroes it can get!” Fiasco tweeted. “Yeah the winters suck but that's why they make mink coats! Also @Jermainejunior Mama Fiasco is legendary in the kitchen...all you gotta do is say the word! mi casa es su casa!”
Fiasco was named the U.S. men’s national team musical director in May. Besides providing in-game music programming during the games leading up to the World Cup, Fiasco’s song “Stellar Light,” was the team’s official rallying anthem. He also performed at the U.S.-Ghana watch party at Soldier Field.
The 32-year-old Jones had a solid World Cup, scoring from long distance in his team’s game against Portugal and starting all four of his team's games.
“Yo @Jermainejunior you already got the dreadlocks now all you need is one of these,” tweeted Fiasco along with a photo of the Fire’s home jersey. “If I have to kick a soccer ball from the @ussoccer offices downtown to Toyota Park to show its real @Jermainejunior I will!!”
Jones – who has been partying with Charlie Sheen, Paris Hilton and Mike Tyson since the U.S.’s World Cup ended, according to TMZ -- appeared to be flattered. He retweeted two of Fiasco’s tweets.
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