Senator Seeks Apology for Lil Wayne’s Professed Dislike of New York
By Lora Neng
WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER
August 24, 2012
What kind of issue could a senator take with a rapper to the public? Apparently, a comment from Lil Wayne on MTV saying, “I don’t like New York.” The slight snub so offended Senator Malcolm Smith that he called a press conference, where he announced that someone who doesn’t like his hometown doesn’t have to sell their products there, and native residents wouldn’t go to the offender’s concerts. He then stated, “New Yorkers are forgiving people. We’re prepared to forgive Lil’ Wayne if, in fact, he makes a sincere apology.”
Followers of the rapper would understand Weezy’s reservations. Lil Wayne was searched by police on the way to his own show in the Big Apple in 2007, a frustrating moment that was echoed in similar experiences by other musicians. The night ended on his arrest for gun possession and serving eight months at Riker’s Island in 2010 for the incident.
Senator Smith, however, is viewed as having an overreaction and focusing too much on an issue that does not befit a politician planning to run for mayor, on a different ticket switching from Democrat to Republican at that. One commentator on the Huffington Post remarked, “LIL WAYNE does not like Corn Flakes. I demand that he apologize to Kellogg’s at once!”
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