New York Senator Calls Out Lil Wayne, Demands Apology

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In a recent interview with MTV, Lil Wayne - who spent 10 months in Riker's Island on weapons charges in 2010 - made it very clear, telling the network: "I don't like New York."

And apparently that was all it took for New York State Senator Malcolm A. Smith to hold a press conference in Times Square and call out the rapper for daring to diss his city.

Yes, folks, it's election season.

"I take strong exception to the words 'I don't like New York,'" said Smith, directing his comments at Lil Wayne. "You don't have to sell your products here. And perhaps we won't come to your concerts."

Smith was born and raised in the city responsible for such hip hop stars as Russell Simmons, Ja Rule and Young MC; and in a
statement to E! News, he added to his rebuke:

"Millions of New Yorkers listen to his music every day. His comments 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."

Along those lines, Smith says he'd love to meet with the artist to discuss "how to stop gun violence in cities." And he'd love to hear a few certain words at that meeting:

"We're prepared to forgive Lil Wayne if in fact he makes a sincere apology," the politician said.

What do you think? Should Lil Wayne apologize?


Fuck , dare should b freedom of speech,come on!!


Nit picking...


Why should he apologize? Boo-fuckin-hoo.. he doesn't like New York.. he's not the only one. Because he's a celebrity he's gotta apology? What about every other joe blow out there, they gotta apologize too? Get over it.


People have thier own opinions about every thing


Publicity act?... Who kerrs what lil poo stain wayne likes or not :L he aint no thang


He don't like New York who gives too shits honestly . Cause I know I don't care, I bet there a lot of artists out there that hate Detroit . You don't see anyone getting all worked up over that. So why get all worked over him hating New York. It's a opinion, its like a asshole everyone has one. Just deal with it.


NYC rules... stfu Lil Wayne.


Lil wayne don't have to apol for shit he don't like new York dats his opinion. Fuck what he talking bout stop stealing money from new York. I don't think any south ni$$a gone like new York. You go to jail for bull shit in another state and every time you go there they fucking wit you on some dom shit you wouldn't like dat shit either.


Why should he apologise ,If he doesn't like New York he doesn't like it. What is he suppose to say . I love New York , what he gotta like the place .

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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Lil Wayne: I don't do too many [drugs]. I just smoke weed and drink. But I'll never fuck with no more coke. It's not about the bad high; it's just about the acne: Cocaine makes your face break out. I'm a pretty boy.

The world is about to end in 2012… ’cause the Mayans made calendars, and they stop at 2012. I got encyclopedias on the bus. The world is about to end as we know it. You can see it already. A planet doesn't exist - there's no more Pluto. Planes are flying into buildings - and not just the Twin Towers. Mosquitos bite you and you die. And a black man and a woman are running for president.

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