Conor McGregor was angered when Rubberbandits rapper Blindboy Boatclub compared him to ill-fated hip-hop legend Tupac Shakur.

The UFC star was arrested last week and charged with three counts of assault and one count of criminal mischief following an incident involving a bus in New York.

His antics prompted Blindboy to compare the Dubliner to Tupac - who was shot dead in 1996.

The 'Notorious' reportedly took exception to the comment with the 'Horse Outside' singer claiming McGregor messaged him: “Do not ever speak my name in this disrespectful vein again.”

Blindboy explained on his podcast: “So I tweeted . . . I said, I can’t remember now because I deleted it, it was, ‘Conor McGregor reminds me of Tupac near the end.

“Tupac was hanging around and living up to his gangster image even though he’d made his millions’ . . . something like that.

McGregor, 29, allegedly then responded: “Be very careful speaking on my name without full facts. Are you assuming I’m to be shot soon with your Tupac reference?

“By your response it seems that way. I respect you and your opinions regarding the treatment of Irish people by our own Government. I have listened to many of your talks.

“But do not ever speak my name in this disrespectful vein again."

Blindboy admitted he was shocked that McGregor responded to his comment and apologised for making the comparison.

"It’s like .... would you not respond to 50 Cent? Why do you give a s*** about some nobody in Limerick but I guess he does.

“I then felt bad because I started thinking about, holy f*** if the entire internet is talking about McGregor and he decides to respond to me then that means something I said genuinely probably hurt him and that’s what he needed to respond to.

“I never even thought of that, that wasn’t in my head at all.

“McGregor just reminded me of how Tupac was behaving. I certainly wasn’t suggesting that he was going to be shot.

“And for McGregor to get p***ed off about that he’s completely in his rights because you can’t go on Twitter pontificating or f***ing wondering about another human being’s life ending. That’s not my style. I would never do that.

“So I just responded back to him, I was embarrassed. I didn’t know what to say, I just responded back ‘Sorry Conor.

"When I tweet s*** like that I forget that there’s a real person behind it all that might be reading it.

"I’m going to delete it and no I never meant nothing about you getting shot just reminded me of Tupac scrapping in Las Vegas. I’m just spouting internet sh**e. Look after yourself.”

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