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Shaq festival performances: “I don’t get paid, I do it for the sport of bass music”

The NBA legend made the admission in a recent interview

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Shaq has shared that he doesn't get paid for festival gigs.

The NBA star, who began DJing in 1988 but stepped away from music when his professional career in Basketball started, made the revelation in a show for SiriusXM.

Shaq, who performs as DJ Diesel, told the interviewer that after retiring from sport in 2011, he needed another "adrenaline booster" and visited Belgian festival, Tomorrowland.

In the interview, Shaq said about Tomorrowland: "Only time I seen something like that is at a sporting event, which brought me to the conclusion that no matter what you got going on in your life, stress, problems, whatever. It's two things that'll stop everything you're thinking about negatively - that's sports and music"

"So, people always ask me, why I'm doing it, not getting paid anything," he added, "I'm doing it for the sport of bass music".

DJ Diesel played this year's Tomorrowland festival, alongside the likes of Armin van Buuren, Charlotte de Witte and Tiësto, who's sets you can watch online now.

In 2018, carpenters had to adjust the booth in an Atlanta nightclub to accomodate Shaq prior to his performance.

Watch the full clip from the interview with SiriusXM below.

 

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