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Shaq Addresses 'Kazaam', Watched 'Kazaam' Pretty Recently


I don't blame Shaq for doing Kazaam. I do kind of blame him for watching it "the other day," though. It's not like it's on all the time. You really have to go out of your way to watch Kazaam.

Speaking to GQ (via) about getting his PhD, because that's something Shaquille O'Neal is doing, Shaq first addressed his acting career and, naturally, Kazaam, the movie in which he played a rapping genie. He unfortunately didn't get into the ramifications of the film's climax, in which Kazaam's former child master dramatically floats into a now-freed Shaq djinn made of pure energy, but he did explain why he did the film. He wanted to make a lot of money and be in a movie:

GQ: Everyone remembers Kazaam. When was the last time you watched it?

Shaq: The other day.

GQ: Did it hold up to you?

Shaq: I was a medium-level juvenile delinquent from Newark who always dreamed about doing a movie. Someone said, "Hey, here's $7 million, come in and do this genie movie." What am I going to say, no? So I did it.

Meanwhile, Steel was for the art.

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