Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne has finally broken his silence on the publicized summer fight between his protégé Drake and frequent collaborator Chris Brown in his least favorite place, New York City.
Rather than scold either one for securing bad press these past few months, Wayne said he found himself overwhelmed with laughter.
“Honestly, I laughed at them,” he said, not able to contain his laughter, even in that moment. “I can’t front, I just laughed at them… like, it’s funny to me. I thank God I ain’t going through it though, I’ve already been through too much.” (MTV)
Last June, fellow Young Money star Nicki Minaj came to Drake’s defense.
“Oh my God. You know, Young Money ’til the death of me. I don’t approve of talented people doing things that aren’t conducive to an amazing career,” Minaj told radio host Tim Westwood. “But you know, I spoke to Drake, and I told him from the bottom of my heart how I felt. I’m like, ‘Baby, you are a superstar, and I need you to realize that.’ He did nothing wrong, of course. You know, rumors are rumors, and that’s what it is. I just told him it’s time to remember who you are. Not that he did anything wrong, just, that, sometimes, you might just need to go to bed, have an early nap, you know. Go to the hotel, it’s nothing wrong with that, I do it all the God d*mn time.” (“Tim Westwood TV”)
Cash Money boss Birdman also previously defended Drake in light of the club fight accusations.
“Well, to me, I think n—as got Drake twisted. A lot of n—as be playin’, pitty-pattin’ with Drake. I don’t like that sh–, period,” Birdman said to us in an exclusive interview. “Drake is one of us, so if you f—in’ with Drake, you f—in’ with us, period!” Birdman wasn’t in attendance when the fight broke out at W.I.P. in NYC, but firmly believes the Take Care MC did nothing wrong. Drake alleges he wasn’t involved in the melee, which left a number of people injured including one of Brown’s bodyguards and NBA player Tony Parker. “To me, Drizzy ain’t did nothin’ wrong, he ain’t done nothin’ wrong to nobody. He just doin’ great music,” Bird said in defense of his artist. “He’s not a reckless guy out there just wildin’ out; he’s a humble kid makin’ great music.” (MTV)
Despite the support Breezy and Drizzy have received, both music stars recently got hit with a $16 million lawsuit over the brawl.
Greenhouse, on Vandam Street, shares space, owners and a liquor license with W.i.P. — the bar where the fight occurred June 14. Owners of the Greenhouse trademark claim in court papers that the melee, which left at least seven people injured — including hoops star Tony Parker — cost them a $4 million licensing deal that they’d recently brokered. Publicists for Drake and Brown have tried to distance the men from the fight over their former flame, Rihanna. But the lawsuit, brought by Entertainment Enterprises Ltd., which owns the Greenhouse name, alleges they were directly involved. (New York Daily News)
Check out Nicki Minaj speaking on the fight below: