News: UPDATE: Young Money President Addresses Lil Wayne/OKC Thunder Rejection
Friday, Jun 1, 2012 10:20AM
Young Money President Mack Maine has stepped forward to clear the air on rap star Lil Wayne getting denied entrance to last night's Oklahoma City Thunder West Conference Finals game.
According to Maine, the powers to be in the OKC front office gave them a hard time when trying to acquire tickets.
Tunechi is a noted L.A. Lakers fan, but his friend and manager Cortez Bryant is a San Antonio Spurs die-hard, so Weezy thought he'd treat his buddy to a game -- that is until OKC brass spoiled his plans. It was Young Money President Mack Maine who tried to score the tickets through a broker, but securing the seats proved to be difficult. "He finally just let me know, they not really tryin' to sell tickets to him," Mack Maine told MTV News minutes after the playoff game ended. "They said they'll give him some tickets on the front row behind, but they're not really tryin' to have him sittin' courtside." (MTV)
He also said they would not provide Weezy any special treatment into the sports arena.
Then things got even weirder Mack, told us. "Then they also sent a message back sayin' the OKC policy was no special parking and no escort, so he gotta walk in like everybody else," he explained. "Why would you actually want to cause pandemonium? That's gonna make it harder for your security." Mack explained that he and Weezy were just concerned about their safety and the safety of the fans. It's hard to imagine that the multiplatinum superstar could just slip in and out of an arena unnoticed. "We're not no prima donnas, but that's just common sense, for our safety and the safety of your building," the Billionaire Minds rapper said. "We were basically just tryin' to take our brother to the game." Chances are Tez wouldn't have enjoyed himself anyway, as his beloved Spurs lost to the Thunder in a blowout, 102-82. "Yeah it worked out perfect anyway," he said. (MTV)
Wayne broke the news of his denied entrance late last night (May 31).
"Was going to go to the Thunder game tonight but was denied by the team to be in their arena. Wow. Smh. Go Spurs!," he tweeted May 31st.
"Sesh!" (Lil Wayne's Twitter)
Despite Maine and Weezy F. Baby's accusations, an OKC representative also provided an explanation on what really went down.
Oklahoma City spokesman Dan Mahoney told the Associated Press that Lil' Wayne's representatives did contact the team about a ticket, but the courtside seat that was requested was not available. "We'd love to have him at a game, but like anyone else, he needs a ticket," Mahoney said. Lil' Wayne has claimed in the past to be a Los Angeles Lakers in an article he wrote for ESPN The Magazine. The Thunder knocked out the Lakers in the Western Conference Semifinals. (Fox Sports)
Thunder star James Harden is reportedly dating Wayne's ex-girlfriend/rapper Trina.
HoopsVibe has it from inside sources that Lil Wayne and Trina were caught making out at Monica's album release party last night. It had already been well established that Lil Wayne broke up with ex-girlfriend DHEA and that we all knew Lil Wayne and Trina had previously dated. It was also well established that Trina was dating 6 Man of The Year winner James Harden of the Oklahoma Thunder, but who could have predicted Lil Wayne and Trina would rekindle their relationship at Club LIV in Miami last night and embarrass Harden like this in the middle of the playoffs. Our source inside the club says Trina also went home with Lil Wayne after the club got out. (Hoops Vibe)
Check out a recent Lil Wayne interview below: