Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne may not have any love for the Miami Heat, however, being the sports addict he is, Weezy F. Baby believes LeBron James can once again lead his team to another NBA Finals championship.
While Wayne would not go as far as to guess a final score, he did predict Miami taking down the San Antonio Spurs in a seven-game series.
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)
Wayne also said he did not regret calling out the NBA, labeling himself the new Pac or making accusations of sleeping with one of the Miami Heat star’s wives.
“That ain’t important,” Wayne added when asked if he had sexual relations with Miami Heat player Chris Bosh‘s wife, Adrienne. “Actually I was just having a conversation with Baby when I said that or whatever I said. Like I said, those were my fans in there. I wasn’t on a television show, I wasn’t on a radio station, I wasn’t in front of nobody’s video camera. … That was my party and my stage, I can say what I want to sweetheart.” (99 Jamz)
The rap star made his now-infamous remarks about the Heat at NBA All-Star Weekend in Houston last February.
“Y’all love these n*ggas so I’m gonna let y’all know why [I don’t like the Heat]. The Miami Heat told [the arenas] to ban me. So I say f*ck, I’m still going to come out here and party — when I say ‘F*ck,’ y’all say ‘NBA’. F*ck! When I say ‘F*ck,’ y’all say the Miami Heat. F*ck! … I ain’t 2Pac, I’m the new Pac. Holla at cha boy.” (YouTube)