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Some explicit lyrics in a new video have some people questioning if it will hurt Kevin Durant's squeaky clean image. Some explicit lyrics in a new video have some people questioning if it will hurt Kevin Durant's squeaky clean image.
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Kevin Durant balances his reputation with his rap career. The Thunder star appears to be dropping explicit lyrics in some new videos.

For the past four years there has been a certain Kevin Durant we've become accustomed to—a squeaky clean image that has had few people questioning him as a role model.

That's why for some a rap video featuring KD and some explicit language is raising eyebrows.

"I'm a little surprised by the language," said Thunder fan Jeremy Stockton.

But as we showed the video to a variety of Thunder fans at Dave and Busters they all agreed it would take more than a rap video to tarnish their opinion of number 35.

"Music is totally different than real life. Just because someone's in a video doesn't mean that's what they believe or that's what they stand for," said David, a Thunder fan. "He could have just been having a good time."

"He's 23-24 years old, he grew up listening to that type of music, it doesn't change my opinion of him as a player and a person because I've watched TV shows that have worse words then that. That doesn't make me a bad person," said Kristen Dunning.

"He's just a young man and basketball player and they just do silly stuff, I still like him as a player because that's what he is--a good basketball player," said Charm Roland.

"It's probably not my place to comment on that art form necessarily, my children won't watch it," said Christa Welch. "I still like him as a player,"

"It's not going to change the fact that I'm a big fan," agreed Jeremy Stockton.

Some people on Facebook, however, did disagree. One person said the NBA should levy huge fines against the players for being involved because they are role models.

We did talk to a Thunder spokesperson and they told us this isn't something they would comment on.

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