Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne made sure to remind the Miami Heat he is not rooting for them in the NBA playoffs by treating their Eastern Conference Semifinals opponent to a night on the town.
According to reports, the celebration took place after the Chicago Bulls stole Game 1 from the Heat earlier this week.
Lil Wayne still hates the Miami Heat so much … he hooked up the Chicago Bulls with free booze after they upset LeBron James and company — and TMZ got a pic of their celebration. It all went down Monday night at Excess Mondays at Mansion nightclub in Miami where, we’re told, Wayne invited a few Bulls players (who were already in the club) to party with him … just hours after they beat the Heat 93-86. The guys with Weezy were (left to right) — Mack Maine (pres. of Young Money Entertainment) … along with Bulls’ Taj Gibson, Richard Hamilton, Vladimir Radmanovic and Nazr Mohammed. (TMZ)
Reports claim Weezy dug in his pocket to provide the players with free liquor.
Our sources say Wayne provided the boys with bottles of vodka and told ‘em he was rooting for them to knock the Heat out of the playoffs. Wayne’s beef with the Heat started back in February — when he claimed he was tossed out of a game in Miami for rooting for the Lakers. The Bulls have lost to the Heat twice since this pic was taken … so pretty soon they’re gonna need a few bottles of vodka for a whole different reason. (TMZ)
Despite the nice gesture, Wayne recently predicted the Heat would win this year’s NBA Finals.
With his beloved L.A. Lakers out of contention, the South Beach resident now believes that LeBron James and the Miami Heat are the clear-cut favorite to take the basketball crown. Clearly his past spat with the team hasn’t affected how he analyzes the game. “C’mon man, you know you can’t beat that machine out here in Miami man. Nobody can beat that machine. I have yet to see someone beat that machine,” he said. “I think the [San Antonio] Spurs will give them a run for their money but, that machine, the Miami Heat.” (MTV)
Over the winter, Wayne talked about the backlash he received from Miami after dissing the entire Heat team at a February concert.
“Yeah, I heard about that, that’s what I want to clear up,” Wayne said in an interview when told the entire city of Miami was upset with him. “First of all, I ain’t have a cup. I can’t drink anything. Actually, I had a little bit too much to ‘think’ that night. Yeah, [laughs], I had too many thoughts on my mind that night but let me start off saying I don’t apologzie for that night. I don’t apologize for being who I am. That’s who I am. This is who I am and yes I did say those things. The only thing I do want to take back from saying that night is I said, ‘F LeBron,’ I didn’t mean to say that because me and LeBron are cool and I know his mom and we have a real good relationship. That’s my homie, it just slipped out. Other than that, I don’t take nothing back and like I said, I don’t apologize for being me. This is who I am. Now do you want an explanation for where all that came from?” (99 Jamz)