‘Dancing With the Stars’ Eliminates Metta World Peace [Video]

Ron Artest, AKA Metta World Peace, was the first to be voted off the newest season of “Dancing With the Stars.” The former L.A. Lakers player didn’t impress judges with his cha-cha last night, so Artest and his professional partner Peta Mergatroyd were forced to say goodbye.

Artest said:

“I had a great, great time… It was awesome. I’m off the show, but now I like dancing!”

Here’s the video of Metta and Peta doing the cha-cha on “Dancing With the Stars.”

Ron Artest’s dance number only received 14 points out of 30. Judge Carrie Ann Inaba said that Artest’s dance moves were “sexy” but they were also terrible for “all the technical reasons.”

Metta World Peace’s elimination means that celebrities like Nancy Grace, Chaz Bono, and Rob Kardashian will live to dance another day.

Elisabetta Canalis and partner Val Chmerkovskiy will also continue dancing despite an awful routine last night. Canalis and Chmerkovskiy used a bed as a prop during their cha-cha, which didn’t go over well with the judges. Val said after the performance that he wanted to get all his crazy ideas out in the first round, so hopefully he’ll be able to settle down for the rest of the season.

Val said:

“It was just wishful thinking that I tried to portray on the show. I try to get everything out of the way in the first episode.”

Did you think that Ron Artest was the worst dancer last night? Should Metta World Peace still be “Dancing With the Stars?”