(CNN)LeBron James has apologized after posting song lyrics on Instagram that included the phrase "getting that Jewish money."
Over the weekend, the Los Angeles Lakers forward posted an Instagram story with a caption quoting lyrics from "asmr" by hip-hop artist 21 Savage: "We been getting that Jewish money, Everything is Kosher."
James has 45.8 million Instagram followers.
"Apologies, for sure, if I offended anyone," James told ESPN. "That's not why I chose to share that lyric. I always (post lyrics). That's what I do. I ride in my car, I listen to great music, and that was the byproduct of it. So I actually thought it was a compliment, and obviously it wasn't through the lens of a lot of people. My apologies. It definitely was not the intent, obviously, to hurt anybody."
Darren Rovell of The Action Network, a media company that covers sports betting, took to Twitter on Sunday prior to James' apology to voice his displeasure with the post.