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Olympic Swim star, Ryan Lochte (or as we’ve come to know him as Swim Thugga), made a pretty big stir when he showed up to his medal ceremony with an ice grill of the U.S.A. flag. As it turns out, Lochte must have paid extra for his Premium hood pass as XXL revealed that Paul Wall & TV Johnny were the ones who made the Olympic-style grill.

“For him to represent us and our culture, the grill culture, it’s just shining a light on hip-hop in the Olympics,” the People’s Champ told XXL.  “Everyone’s talking about it…it’s just an incredible thing to be part of. I’m just honored to be part of it. There’s not too many world-class swimmers wearing our grill.”

The brash young swimmer was told by the Olympic committee that he wouldn’t be allowed to receive his gold medal with the grill in his mouth, so he just waited until he got his medal and Yolo’d his way on to the stage to shine his icey mouth to the world.

“Seeing all the excitement that the general public has had over the grills, me and Johnny want to put this out there that any U.S. Olympian who wins a gold medal, we’re going to make ’em a free gold grill,” Wall promised. “On the house.”

Sounds like a sweet deal.


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