Lil Wayne has never been one to shy away from expressing himself. During the press junket at the Magic Convention in Las Vegas, when asked about last week’s performance at the Roseland Ballroom alongside Nicki Minaj, he stated, “Flat out, I don’t like New York.”
The disparaging comment has since moved through the viral grapevine causing confusion among many and anger, especially from New York State Sen. Malcolm Smith. Yesterday afternoon, Smith held a press conference in New York, demanding an apology from Tunechi.
“I love this city. I was born and raised in this city,” Smith said. “You should also know, anecdotal or not, that he insulted the memory of Frank Sinatra and he has also insulted Jay-Z—who both have made endearing songs about New York.”
Backed by supporters donning “I Love New York” t-shirts, he added, ““I want to believe that he had a lapse in mental judgment for some strange reason. And I hope he thinks about it.”
While Lil Wayne has yet to issue any form of apology or comment. Smith is banking on Queens-native Nicki Minaj to give the New Orleans rapper that push he feels he needs.
"I hope that Nicki Minaj, who lives in the area that I represent, will whisper in his ear, ‘You need to make the call and put this to bed.’”
Do you think he will? Check out the original interview that sparked the controversy below.