Brandon Roy Apologizes for Appearance in Rap Video
The video can be viewed on YouTube here, and by most standards -- in terms of people issuing apologies, at least -- this one is relatively tame. It's a positive that Roy is sensitive to how he (and to a larger extent, the league) is portrayed in these situations, but honestly, this is pretty benign in the world of athletes appearing in music videos.
Video of Roy's explanation of how it went down can be seen below.
And if for some reason Roy's explanation didn't do it for you, here's what the director of the video himself had to say about it:
"The basic concept of Cali and Cavalli's 'What They Want' is a rags to riches tale of upward mobility -- a standard format that many have seen utilized in recent music videos. It depicts two small-time hustlers ascension from the inner city, where the perils of drug use and fast money are more than evident, to the metaphorical use of basketball and Cali and Cavalli's association with two of Seattle and the NBA's biggest success stories as their own personal barometer of achievement.
To officially clear the air Brandon Roy and Jamal Crawford weren't involved in anyway shape or form with the production, concept, or content of the video and neither were present for anymore than a few minutes of the filming and for the most part were bystanders."