Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne is taking his publicized Oklahoma City Thunder incident to heart after getting denied entance to their Western Conference Finals Game 3 match last Thursday, saying he feels unwanted at the team’s arena.
Although players have offered him tickets for tonight’s game, Wayne said he is still upset over what went down this past week.
The rapper said two Thunder players – Kevin Durant and James Harden – had reached out to offer him tickets to Saturday’s fourth game of the Western Conference Finals. “That’s not the point, though,” he told The Associated Press in an interview Friday night. “It’s the players stepping up but of course the players aren’t white. I don’t want to be sitting there on behalf of you and I’m sitting next to a (person) that’s like ‘I don’t want this (guy) sitting next to me.’ (Forget) you … I’m in Forbes,” he said, laughing. He said he typically procures tickets for such games “from this guy named Mike.” Lil Wayne said Mike had requested special security, parking and entrance for the rapper, but Mike said the team responded that they would only sell the seats for Mike’s personal use. (KVAL News)
Although Wayne’s manager feels he should avoid the arena, the platinum-selling rapper said he is not ready to rule out a future appearance.
Lil Wayne said a manager had advised him not to return to the city’s arena for sports events or concerts, but “I never say never.” He said he felt welcome at other arenas including Miami, and likes being able to energize players – many of whom are fans of his music – on their home court. “That’s like me going on stage and … seeing LeBron (James) in the crowd with his hand up. I’m going to perform a little bit harder,” he said. But in Oklahoma, he said that while “the players want me there, I don’t want to feel – I’m going to still feel unwanted.” A team spokesman has said Lil Wayne’s representatives insisted that he sit in the front row, and none of those seats were available. Oklahoma City sold out every home game during the regular season and playoffs. (KVAL News)
Yesterday, Thunder star player James Harden publicly extended his hand to Weezy.
“@LilTunechi Come to the Next game. We got seats for u 5! Whooppp!,” he tweeted June 1st. (James Harden’s Twitter)
Harden and Weezy have a thing or two in common with Miami female 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)