Ma$e Disdains “Women Leading Men” Amid Lindsey Harding Interviewing For NBA Coach Position

Ma$e made a “whirlwind of a statement” regarding gender roles on a recent episode of his and Cam’ron’s It Is What it Is podcast.

On Thursday (April 11), the co-hosts shared their thoughts on former WNBA point guard, Lindsey Harding, interviewing for a coaching position for the Charlotte Hornets. Whereas Cam gave a more unbiased answer due to not “really knowing her resume,” Ma$e stuck to the traditional gender roles he grew up on.

“This is an interesting topic,” the rapper-turnt-pastor-now podcaster said. “It seem like this is a growing mindset that I see as society evolves. I’m not sure if it’s a good thing or a bad thing, but you are asking me the question. I’m never really in favor of — this might be a whirlwind of a statement — I’m never in favor of women leading men, it don’t matter what it is.”

“I was just brought up traditionally, just like with values that [have] been very instilled in me and I try to stick to those values,” he went on. “I think she could do a great job, not that she’s not capable of it; I just don’t think women are supposed to be leading men.”

Watch his take below at the 17:52 mark.

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Harding currently coaches for the G League’s Stockton Kings, which is an affiliate of the Sacramento Kings.

“We will look to hire someone that shares our values and vision in developing our young core and creating a culture and identity based on teamwork, accountability, and competitiveness,” stated Jeff Peterson, executive vice president of basketball operations for the Hornets.

During a 2023 interview with the Sacramento Kings’ Cintron Women’s Series, Harding spoke on equality for women in sports.

“It’s important to fight for equal opportunities being a woman, but it’s also important to fight for equity,” she said. “You don’t want to just be a part of something where [it’s] ‘Hey, we don’t have a woman, let’s hire a woman.’ You want to be part of something where an organization says, ‘You know what, let’s have some more diversity around here; someone that is qualified that may not look like everyone around here, and also give them the same equal piece of the pie.”

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Per ESPN, Harding was voted the 2024 G League Coach of the Year in her first season as head coach. She also led her team to the Western Conference finals.

The 39-year-old was also the No. 1 overall pick in the 2007 WNBA draft and played nine seasons on various teams including the Minnesota Lynx, Washington Mystics, Atlanta Dream, Los Angeles Sparks, New York Liberty and Phoenix Mercury. She’s also played overseas in Turkey and Russia. 

Despite what Ma$e thinks about Lindsey Harding, she sounds pretty qualified. Check out his remarks about women in leading positions above.