Sean Payton ‘overwhelmed’ by rap song written in tribute to him
New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton on Wednesday morning admitted to being “overwhelmed” by listening to a rap song dedicated to him.
The song, titled, “Do the Sean Payton,” is performed by New Orleans musician Shamarr Allen. The new track apparently was inspired by Payton dancing in the Saints’ locker room following the team’s victory over the Carolina Panthers in the NFC Wild Card round.
Footage of Payton busting a move not surprisingly became a huge hit on social media.
Sean Payton with a broom and some awkward dancing to celebrate a Saints season sweep of the Panthers. #CARvsNO pic.twitter.com/jpzep2t6X6
— Derek Jones (@DerekJones79) January 8, 2018
Payton listened to a sample of the track Wednesday morning. Suffice to say, Payton was flattered.
“I was overwhelmed,” Payton said with a chuckle, via NOLA.com.
A sampling of the “Do the Sean Payton” track can be heard here.
Interestingly, the rap song isn’t the only unorthodox honor bestowed upon Payton in recent weeks as the Saints embarked upon what the team hopes is a lengthy run in the postseason.
Port Orleans Brewing Co., a local beer purveyor that touts Saints offensive lineman Zach Strief as a co-owner, released a beer in late December tribute to the Saints head coach.
Who thinks this will sell big time in and around NOLA?
@portorleansbeer @darrenrovell @wdsu pic.twitter.com/ZwqPFmtai9
— Fletcher Mackel (@FletcherWDSU) December 30, 2017
“I got a beer and a song in the same two weeks,” Payton said.
The Saints head coach even celebrated the team’s win over the Panthers with a can of the beer named in his honor.
The Saints face the Minnesota Vikings in the divisional round Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium.