Iggy Azalea's basketball pro boyfriend Nick Young came to his girlfriend's defence after a U.S. sportscaster suggested the Australian rapper is "trying to kill hip-hop".

The Fancy hitmaker recently recalled an incident during which her beau, who plays for the Los Angeles Lakers, almost drowned while swimming with a dolphin on vacation in Cabo, Mexico, and during U.S. sports highlights show SportsCenter, anchor Robert Flores recently joked, "Lakers' Nick Young noted a dolphin tried to kill him. So Nick, while a dolphin's trying to kill you, your girlfriend's trying to kill hip-hop."

While Azalea is on a self-imposed Twitter hiatus following a series of social media bust-ups with other celebrities, Young wasn't afraid to let Flores know what was on his mind and came to the defence of his girlfriend.

On Monday (02Mar15), Young tweeted, "@RoFloESPN I'm pretty sure we going to run into each other soon. you (sic) job is to talk about sports not what me and my chick got going on... we got a problem. Since these Sports Channels want to (pretend) like they (hip-hop music network) Bet we shall see."

Young later deleted the posts, but added, "Its cool to talk about me all day any day I find with that (sic), I can take a joke... That what I do joke, but I didn't see the point of that."