During an interview MTV’s RapFix, Lil Wayne straight out said that he hates New York. To quote the rapper: “Flat out: I don’t like New York.”
He also discussed the fact that the Hot 97 Summer Jam disrespect also contributed towards his hate of the Big Apple. Nonetheless, he did say that he enjoyed performing at Minaj’s free gig.
“As far as last week['s show], last week was awesome,” he tells RapFix. “I think everything happens for a reason, and I think when people say that, you’re not supposed to leave it at, ‘Everything happens for a reason.’ I believe everything happens for a reason and then you make the most of that reason. I think we made the most of it last week.”
According to Complex, New York State Senator Malcolm Smith are very angered at his statement and are demanding an apology.
“New York City is the birthplace of the Hip Hop music movement. Millions of New Yorkers listen to his music every day,” read the press release. “His comments is [sic] outraged his local fans and residents. The group today will be demanding an apology of the hip-hop star. Lil Wayne has had misfortune in New York with recent gun charges and a jail sentence.”
“If you don’t like New York, you don’t have to come to New York, you don’t have to sell your products here, and maybe we won’t come to your concerts,” said Sen. Smith. “I love this city, I was born in this city. And he should also know, anecdotally or not, he also insulted the memory of Frank Sinatra and Jay-Z, who both made endearing songs about New York.”
“New Yorkers are forgiving people,” he added. “We’re prepared to forgive Lil Wayne if in fact he makes a sincere apology.”
It doesn’t look like he’ll be getting an apology anytime soon. Birdman also supports Lil Wayne’s comments and during an interview with FuseTV, he said, “To me, personally, I feel whatever my son (Wayne) says I’m gonna ride with. So if he say he don’t like it, then that’s just what it is. If he don’t like it, we don’t like it. I don’t like it if he don’t like it. That’s law.”
Watch Birdman Talk Senator Smith & New York Below: