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Denzel Nkemdiche slept through a live radio interview

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At 4 in the afternoon, no less.

NCAA Football: Mississippi at Florida Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

It’s difficult to give this batshit radio spot complete justice, because one half of the interview party is dead asleep while the hosts wonder aimlessly about what the hell is going on.

Denzel Nkemdiche, older brother of Robert Nkemdiche, a linebacker who played four years of football for Ole Miss, scheduled a radio interview in Mississippi to promote his, um, new music video, and apparently fell asleep on the phone. That is a sentence I just wrote.

When Mississippi’s Head 2 Head Radio switched over to Denzel, who had called in for the interview, they were greeted by what sounded like the soft breathing of a man asleep. The hosts made several valiant attempts to rouse him before giving up, noting that “it sounds like he’s asleep.” What followed was one of the most hilariously awkward sports radio moments of all time.

You can listen to the radio segment here.

Denzel has since confirmed that yes, he dozed off in the middle of a live radio interview.

Denzel indeed styles himself a wordsmith of sorts, penning occasional poetry under the nom de plume Zenny Phantom. His poetry is, well, getting there, but the prospect of a music video certainly piques one’s interest.

As it is, Red Cup Rebellion’s editorial line is wholly on the side of Zenny Phantom, who teaches us that falling dead-ass asleep wherever whenever is quite good.

UPDATE: Denzel’s music video has officially dropped! It’s... uh... something.