Calling all Weezy Fans: Tell your favorite rapper it’s time for him to sit down.
Lil Wayne is making a few headlines on the Internet—and it’s not the good kind. First he complains he doesn’t get the red carpet treatment to a basketball game, then he takes Nicki Minaj, one of the best female hip-hop artist next to Missy Elliott, out from a summer concert lineup (who cares?). What is he up to next? Pull an unlicensed gat and waved it around at a public event? Oh wait, he did that. Throw a bottle in the club? No that was his protegee. It’s only in recent weeks that Lil Wayne a.k.a, Weezy a.k.a, Tunechi a.k.a Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. is receiving some heat from the media. While this could be a classic PR stunt of getting his name out there, I find it hard to swallow that he is turning into a Class A “divo.”
Now, when anybody or any celebrity start acting like they are Oprah when they’re clearly NOT, and believe they deserve the red carpet treatment, I just can’t help but shake my head with disappointment. Unless you’re Oprah, Kate Middleton, or Kate Upton for that matter, you need to stop talking. Better yet, sit down.
For those who haven’t been following Lil Wayne’s controversial whining (I don’t blame you), lets get you up to speed to all the unnecessary drama he’s stirring up in cyberspace.
Lets start with the most recent drama:
Back in early June, as president for Young Money Records, Lil Wayne made the executive decision of removing Nicki Minaj from the Summer Jam Concert in New Jersey due to Hot 97 Morning Show host, Peter Rosenberg’s opinion about the rapper.
“I know there’s some chicks here waiting to sing ‘Starships‘ later, I’m not talking to y’all right now. F— that bullsh–. I’m here to talk about real hip-hop sh–,” said Rosenberg.
I’d like to point out and say I love her song, “Starships.” It has become the title of photo albums on Facebook, a trend on twitter, and the theme song of the summer. I put that on blast in the car, when I’m cooking, cleaning, and even on the toilet (too much info?). While I believe he had good intentions in for my girl, Nicki, I thought it was more disrespectful to take her out of the concert. It was a low blow move to fans and concert-goers alike. I would’ve wanted to see her perform live, and I’m sure deep down she wanted to do the diligence of doing what she loves—entertaining. So yes, I’m a bit salty on the issue, but moving on…
How about we take note of his recent rant on Twitter last week.
This goes back to Game 3 of the Western Finals in Oklahoma City on May 31, where he was denied courtside seats for the Thunders vs. Spurs game. Weezy became furious, pulled the “It’s because I’m black” card and all social media hell went wild. Tweets were thrown left and right, especially from the Oklahoma fans themselves. Yes, Lil Wayne, you were denied seats at a basketball game, a game dominated by African Americans that celebrates African American culture, because you are a black man. You’re right.
Thunder players, Kevin Durant and James Harden tried to do some damage control by offering Lil Wayne tickets to the next game. While the kind gesture was noted, that did not stop him from complaining to news reporters about how the arena did not want him.
“That’s like me going on stage and … seeing LeBron (James) in the crowd with his hand up. I’m going to perform a little bit harder,” he said.
First of all, Lil Wayne, any time during the NBA Finals—unless you were invited to perform for the half time show with the cheerleaders or Justin Bieber, it is not, should not, and will not, be your stage. Secondly, you need to sit down. Take your skateboard somewhere else and leave your thoughts and feelings with your ghostwriter/blog guru. I’m sure you’ll get more “hits” and respect through ESPN than on your twitter account.
Seriously, I think his blog on ESPN gives us more insight on what he’s about as a sports fan on the sideline (as he should be) than being a childish celebrity throwing a tantrum over not getting floor seats to a basketball game. Maybe it’s because you dress like a big bird on PCP? Bath salts? Or maybe it’s because NBA execs are afraid that if there’s not enough chili on your chili-cheese-dog that you’ll pull out the race card against the hot dog vendor. Also, please have the decency to spell check your words, or have your ghostwriter tweet your feelings. U KNO WUT I MEAN, DOH? DA’S MAD CONFU5ING 2 DA HED.
Regardless, I find the story to be dead after my personal rant on Lil Wayne, and to be quite honest I think it’s a cheap way for him to get publicity (I cringe at the idea as I am also encouraging this PR shenanigan when this goes live).