Shaquille O’Neal put on the full sexy Barry White voice and asked for some “confession music.” The soft jazz flowed and the big fella started to get his microphone romance on. On the other end of the line was brilliant and gorgeous actress/comedian Aisha Tyler, who slayed Shaq the first time they met when he was a “shy youngster in LA.” (Tyler: “Yeah, you ain’t never been no shy youngster.”)
But Shaq was undeterred this time. He blew his chance the first time, he said, and he wanted Tyler to know he regrets it. After a misstep where he tells Tyler (photo below) he thought she was beautiful and that she “reminded me of my mama” — Tyler interrupts to say “oh, that’s really not the way you want to lead in!” — Shaq just continued his come-on-slash-confession.
Shaq told Tyler: “I really had a crush on you. You’re tall. You’re beautiful. You reminded me of my mama. And I’m so upset I didn’t ask you on a date. Because the next time I saw you I really tried to flirt, and you were married. And I was married.”
Then Shaq broke into a little poetry: “And I felt that we really could have been the next Beyonce and Jay Z. Cause I’m 7’1″ and you’re 6’3″ and we could have had babies that looked like you and looked like me.”