Kentucky’s Kyle Wiltjer stars in rap video celebrating Wildcats’ national title


John Calipari should be expecting a crop of young talent to depart his Kentucky program, following the Wildcats’ national title victory this season, but one guy who will stick around found some time to revel in the championship.

Freshman Kyle Wiltjer stars in a rap video, released April 8, that puts a cherry on top of Kentucky’s run through the NCAA tournament.

“If you lookin’ for us/We’ll be back in Lex[ington]/Chillin’ with the fellas/Gettin’ congratulations texts,” the rap begins. “You thought we’re beginners/Now we’re Final Four winners.”

The video includes shots of the Kentucky locker room, along with some priceless shots of Wiltjer dancing, which do something that is sometimes hard to come by in college athletics: it reminds us that these are 18-year-old kids, out having fun just like any other kid in the country.

Take a look below:


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