Delfiniphobia—the fear of dolphins—is a real thing in this world, and it is tearing Nick Young apart from the inside out.
This may be an exaggeration, but the bones of the statement stand true: Swaggy P is not comfortable around our bottlenosed friends.
For further explanation I’ll cede the floor to one Iggy Azalea, who for some reason took to social media Monday night to shed light on her boyfriend’s traumatic past with an aquatic menace.
Updates from Tuesday, February 10
Swaggy P recalled the incident involving with the dolphin according to Baxter Holmes from ESPN Los Angeles, saying:
He was playing with everybody else, doing what dolphins do -- the 'ack ack' and all that. It was my time to ride the dolphin. For some reason, he took me all the way to the bottom. He was trying to drown me. But I saw it happening so I jumped out of the water and took off the little life vest and threw off my little water shoes and stayed outside.
He went straight down. He was trying to kill me. I think he was trying to get on Iggy. He was a little friendly, kissing her and stuff. He was trying to take my woman.
Here's a video of Young recalling the incident:
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Yes, Young was a victim of a dolphin attack—and he most likely won't be the last on the wrong side of dolphin-on-human crime.
Granted, not all dolphins are threats to humanity. Rather, an overwhelming majority of these gentle creatures—from the bottlenose to the pantropical spotted—prefer nothing more than to save humans from trouble and slap footballs through goal posts.
But as long as there are bad dolphins out there, lurking the depths and gnawing on swimmers with their Puff Daddy teeth, phobias such as Young’s will persist.
Young recently admitted he needs to get his swagger back, and it starts with conquering his fear of blowhole-possessing sea life.
Dan is on Twitter, furthering the global discourse on Nick Young and dolphins.