Ex-Pool star slams manager in rap song


Former Liverpool star Ryan Babel has released a hip hop album whereby he decided to slam every manager and player he did not get along with.  

Most footballers release an autobiography or a documentary when they enter the latter stages of their career. This allows for ballers to tell their story and share their journey in football and moments that they possibly regret.

However, Babel has taken his version of autobiography to a new level by releasing it in the form of a music album. The 34-year-old always had an interest in the arts and occasionally played around with the idea of becoming an artist during his playing career.  

Scroll through the gallery above to see Babel the music artist

The winger set up a record label when he was 22 and has featured on different artists' songs.  

In the album, Babel sings about his relationship with Everton boss Rafael Benítez, Netherlands manager Louis van Gaal with who he had a clash, and slammed his former teammate Ibrahim Afellay. 

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In a recent interview, The Netherlands international spoke about the song that controversially caught everyone's attention.   

“Open Letter is a song that is divided into two parts and has two different beats,” Babel said, per the Guardian.  

"The first part of the song is basically me taking you back on a journey I have walked from the very start. I describe moments where I felt certain coaches didn’t believe in me enough." 

"I talk about things that happened back in 2003-2004 that I have never shared before. 

"There is also a moment where I describe my little relationship with Rafa Benítez at Liverpool, then you go to the second part of the song which is more about the current time and where I give my opinion on journalism in Holland and a situation with an old colleague who became a journalist (Afellay)." 

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