News: Maino Defends "Tiger Woods" Tribute, "This Is The Anthem To All Men"
Wednesday, Jan 13, 2010 4:00PM
New York rapper Maino has defended his recent Tiger Woods song, "Get 'Em Tiger," and said the public should not take the track too serious.
Maino said he is merely using the golf star's marital problems as a metaphor.
"You may think it's about Tiger Woods, but it's really not. It's more about me. ... I used Tiger Woods as a metaphor for me being a cheater. This is the anthem to all men who deal with a lot of women," said Maino, 36. "This is the anthem for us. When I first heard about the situation that Tiger Woods was going through, I said, 'Man, he's getting crucified for the stuff that I do...It couldn't wait - Tiger Woods is fresh in the news right now...It's not me coming to the defense of him. We all men. We all human. All I'm saying is I understand." (New York Daily News)
Last month, he also spoke on the song's significance.
"Whether a person is in his limelight or a person is just a regular dude sometimes we fall victim," Maino told radio personality Angela Yee. "We may have a wifey at home and then we fall victim to other women. I like women and I'm sure a lot of other men like women. They crucifying him for having extra marital affairs but I don't think he did anything different than what most normal win do." (Sirius Radio)
The track plays out as Maino speaks on his addiction to wanting women despite his marital status.
"I got women in the 'burbs, women in the hood," Maino raps. "Yeah my wifey mad 'cause she knows I'm no good/I'm just a dog, I'd be faithful if I could/But I'm Tiger Woods, yep, I'm Tiger Woods...I need help because I know I got a problem, every bad b*tch I come across, I think I want them/Look at how I roll when I see 'em/Then I'm on 'em, cup full of liquor, pocket full of condoms..." ("Get 'Em Tiger")
50 Cent recently shared his reaction to learning about Woods' situation.
"He just picked the wrong girls I guess," Fif told radio personality Tim Westwood. "[Relationships,] that's wrong too. But he might have trust issues. So I mean, if you have trust issues and you see so many people there, like, you develop a comfort with that person. And even though you don't have a relationship with 'em, you still wanna be around a selective party. You can tell he was just never under those types of circumstances, because he didn't know better than to not do that. Like even the apology before we found out what was going on. He's like, 'This is obviously my fault,' before we can figure out what he did. [laughs]" (Tim Westwood TV)
Listen to Maino's Tiger Woods record below: