In our recent NBA Jam, where we matched basketball players to their corresponding pop music alter-egos, we matched the Boston Celtic’s Rajon Rondo to Lil Wayne, noting that both are occasionally prone to “surreal bouts of rage or flights of fancy.” While the latest news on the point guard is just tame trade speculation, Weezy at least has made good on that bit of comparison.
Over the weekend, at his Houston All-Star Weekend party, the Young Money rapper went on a strange rant against the Miami Heat, claiming not only that the team had somehow banned him from all NBA events, but that he had slept with the wife of power forward Chris Bosh and that he is the new Tupac Shakur thank-you-very-much. He also led fans in a “Fuck Miami Heat!” chant.
In a follow-up interview with Miami’s 99 Jamz, DJ Felisha Monet attempts to give the guy an out by suggesting that perhaps he had a little sizzurp in his cup. “First of all I didn’t even have a cup,” Wayne responds. “I can’t drink anything. Actually, I had a little bit too much to think that night.” More like Lil Socrates. “Let me start off by saying I don’t apologize for that night.” Oops.
While he did issue a mea culpa to LeBron James, whose name got caught in Weezy’s fuckstorm, and also made a point to delineate between his hatred for the City of Miami’s team and his love for its residents, Wayne refused to take back or explain his comment about Adrienne Williams Bosh. He instead explained that the beef began after he exchanged words with the Heat’s Dwyane Wade.
“I’m from the streets, sweatheart,” Tunechi told Monet after revealing that he pays “a million point five” per season for his seats at the Miami arena. Apparently his courtside taunts during a recent Los Angeles Lakers matchup upset Wade, who told Wayne, “We don’t fuck with you.” In other words, the home team isn’t a big fan of the famous guy who goes to every game and roots for the visitor.
Wayne left the game early and says he’s since been excluded from NBA events, including a dunk contest in which he was meant to skateboard under a leaping player. Mark Broussard, the NBA’s senior communications director, has since told TMZ that there is “no truth at all” to Wayne’s claims of being banned. And pretty much the entire world has told itself that the 2pac thing is untrue.
Until the next time Lil Wayne sticks his foot in his mouth, take a spin through our exhaustively researched “Which NBA Team’s Roster has the Most Shout-Outs in Rap Songs?”