It’s always great to beat someone who’s better than you at something you love, but sometimes it’s best to keep it quiet. Nelly learned this the hard way.
In an interview with Gerald Flores of Sole Collector, Allen Iverson described how Nelly beat him in a game of H.O.R.S.E. but only because he was a little tipsy.
Not one-on-one. Me and Nelly played H.O.R.S.E. He’s a friend of mine. I remember one night we went to Jermaine Dupri’s studio and I had been drinking before I got there. We went into the gym and he beat my ass. Then he went on 106 and Park and bragged about it. So the next time we played, I made sure that I came prepared. I hadn’t drunk anything and beat his ass. And during that game he was saying, You need to get him a couple drinks. I told him, Nah. Not today. You ain’t going to brag on this one.
You can watch the video below for the story of the rematch, but the lesson is to keep your wins close to the chest and not go on BET to brag about them, especially if it involves AI.