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I'm NEVER Going Back to Rap Again

... Like Never Ever

8/12/2014 5:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
081114_shaq_launchIf you loved Shaquille O'Neal's "Kobe, Tell Me How My Ass Tastes" -- don't lose your copy, 'cause there will NEVER be a follow-up track ... according to Shaq himself.

We got the Diesel in NYC and told him about Russell Simmons' high praise. The Def Jam co-founder recently told TMZ Sports he wished he'd signed Shaq back in his heyday. We were hoping the news might coax him out of lyrical retirement.

Watch ... Shaq explained why at this point, getting back into rap is a numbers game -- and not a favorable one. Damn shame. For more sports stories, check out tmzsports.com!

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