News: Lil Wayne Can't Stand Jeremy Lin Hype, "Ever Since That [Lakers] Game, I Hate Him. So I Call Him Lin Laden" [Video]
Sunday, Feb 19, 2012 9:24PM
While the world continues to embrace overnight sensation Jeremy Lin, diehard Los Angeles Lakers fan and rapper Lil Wayne has revealed his issues with the New York Knicks superstar.
Still holding a grudge after Lin and the Knicks defeated his Lakers last week, Weezy has coined the guard "Lin Laden."
"Jeremy Lin has been added to Rising Stars Challenge game for All-Star Weekend after recent Lin craze," Weezy said, reading from a report. "Now, everyone got the Lin fever and everybody doing the Lin -- I don't, I'm trying to figure out what I call him. Well, he beat my Lakers. So ever since that game, I hate him. So I call him Lin Laden. Yeah, that's what I call him. Lin Laden. Trend that. That's what y'all need to start calling him. Lin Laden. But for tonight, Lin Laden was defeated by the Hornets. So seems like Lin couldn't beat New Or-Lins. Ha! Score for me." (Weezy's Sports Center)
En route to the Lakers' 2009 Finals championship run, Weezy dropped his "Kobe Bryant" tribute record.
"Kobe 'doin' work', 2-4 on my shirt," Weezy raps. "He the greatest on the court, and I'm the greatest on the verse....2-4 so nice, my flow so mean/Catch me at the game sittin' next to Goldstein/Kobe Bryant Nikes, purple, gold strings/Kobe in the game, homie you know who the team/'Black Mamba,' attack, conquer/basketball Weez, rap monster/cross over good, or turn around jumper/Or I'll just drive the lane and dunk on dunkers/You know where it's going, it's going down yo/This is the late show, but don't drown though/I call him King Bryant, not let the crown show." ("Kobe Bryant")
Recently, former Ruff Ryders rapper Jin penned a tribute record in Lin's honor.
"I saw this interview about a year ago. Maybe it's the Asian American connection combined with the fact that at the time I was taking steps on my own spiritual path as well, but I was just super inspired. Later on, as Jeremy landed a spot on the Warriors, I had the notion to work on a song inspired by him. Interesting how God works.. The Warriors track never got released cause I couldn't get it to a point where I was comfortable with the overall direction of the song.. and next thing you know J gets released from the team. As he continues on his path to Houston and then ultimately the Knicks, I think it's safe to say that countless amount of us are continuously inspired and uplifted by what God is doing in this brothers life.. His story and I'm sure many of ours can attest that like the song says, "HE always come thru in the nick of time."" (Channel APA)
Outside of co-signs, Lin unveiled his favorite music acts a few days ago.
"An artist you gotta check out is Lecrae, he's a Christian rapper, just raps a lot about the Gospel, and about Christian music," Lin told FUSE. "I really enjoy his lyrics as well, so if you're a big lyrics guy, I think that'd be a good fit for you. I listen to something that mellows me out. Hillsong is a Christian band, and they play a lotta contemporary Christian music. I listen to them to remind myself why I'm playing the game, and remind myself I'm playing to glorify God. I really try to just focus on that. I don't try to get too hyped up, otherwise I find myself kinda burned out before the game." (FUSE)
Check out Lil Wayne's video below: