Michael Phelps introduced Future at MTV’s Video Music Awards on Sunday night, someone who he listens to quite often.
After walking on stage to a rousing ovation, Phelps began to credit hip-hop for inspiring him, then said, “There is no rapper today more inspiring than Future.”
He followed up that praise by revealing that “Stick Talk,” a track on the rapper’s 2015 album DS2, was the song behind the “Angry Phelps’ meme that took over the Olympics.
Phelps said he would walk away from the Olympics after bringing his career medal count to 28 during the Rio Games. He won five this summer.
– Kenny Ducey