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Nick Young's engagement to Iggy Azalea has been called into question—and D'Angelo Russell is sick about it.
A scandal has erupted among the trio since a video of Young discussing an encounter with a 19-year-old woman over the summer with Russell leaked online.
The 30-year-old Los Angeles Lakers basketball pro has been engaged to the Grammy nominee since June after dating for nearly two years. Hence, the clip—which appears to have been recorded without Young's knowledge—has fueled new questions regarding the validity of their romance. So far, the pair has already postponed their wedding until at least next year due to scheduling conflicts.
Russell, 20, is all torn up.
"[I'm as] sick as possible," he said during a pre-game conference Wednesday night. "I wish I could make things better right away, but I can't."
The player continued to tell reporters that the video was not a prank and he does not know how it got out into the public.
"This just got in the wrong hands," he continued. "It wasn't a prank. It wasn't something for everybody else to see. It was for my eyes, his eyes only. That was it."
Russell has since reached out to Young to apologize, though he does now know if he accepted his sentiment.
"He's one of the guys I've always talked to about anything and I cherished our friendship and for me to have an incident like this and put it in jeopardy was not what I was intending to do," he concluded.