Hot Links, Weekend Edition: Shaquille O'Neal hit with restraining order by Georgia rapper Maryjane.

By Stephen Lemons

Some Hot Links can't wait till the work-week, like the story laid out by the Atlanta-Journal Constitution on Friday (and now burning up the 'Net), which states that the Suns' Big Cactus Shaquille O'Neal is being hit with a restraining order by a smokin' hot hip-hop artist in the Atlanta area whose stage name is Maryjane.

Maryjane (Alexis Miller, offstage) claims the Desert Diesel made threatening phone calls to her, sometimes breathing heavily before hanging up. She further alleges that Shaq warned her he would offer fellow performers $50K not to appear with her. And according to the Constitution, court docs quote an alleged e-mail from Shaq to Maryjane, which goes like this:

"I dnt no who the [expletive] u think u dealin wit u will neva be heard from one phone call is I gotta make now try me. Sho me.”

Now that doesn't sound like the CamelShaq Mountain we all know and love. Not that we'd ever want to get on ShaqFu's bad side. At 7' 1" and 325 pounds, who would?

The Big Shaqtus will get to appear in Fulton County Superior Court on September 4 to contest the restrictions imposed by Judge Richard Hicks. Till then, he has to steer 200 yards clear of Maryjane and her baby son. (The kid ain't Shaq's, so don't go there.) The AJC article also states Shaq hasn't been served yet.

There's a pic of Maryjane up on TMZ. We don't know about Superman, but if that pic ain't lyin', it'd be enough to drive most mortal het males crazy.

That's why you know it's best for fellas to stay away from the Maryjane.

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Stephen is a former staff writer and columnist at Phoenix New Times.
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