Apparently Lil’ Wayne despises the birthplace of hip-hop, New York. In a recent interview with MTV News, the hip-hop superstar wasted no time throwing a jab New York’s way, when he said “Flat Out, I Don’t like New York.” Hip- Hop fans may wonder why Weezy F. Baby harbors such ill feelings towards one of the biggest marketplaces of music throughout the world. Well, the answer is pretty obvious.
In 2007, Lil’ Wayne was on the top of the totem pole in the music, selling out concert venues all across the globe, a #1 album that sold over a million copies in its first week (unheard of in a day and age where music is illegally downloaded) and was scouting/signing various new talents (Drake/Nicki Minaj) to become a part of his now powerhouse label YMCMB. That July for the first time ever Lil’ Wayne was set to headline a show for the first time in New York City. Thousands of people packed into the sold-out Beacon Theatre excited to see the New Orleans’ rapper perform both new and old material. The energy inside the building was at an all-time high and only intensified when he showed up wearing a Run DMC T-shirt (paying homage to Queens-born group that would be on the Mount Rushmore of rap if there was one) brought out various special guests (Kanye West, New York’s very own Ja Rule and Juelz Santana) and made numerous references to his love for marijuana (an interest that the crowd seemed to share as well).