Miami rapper Pitbull is the latest South Beach hip-hop artist to step up and go at Lil Wayne after he called out his city during an anti-Miami Heat rant earlier this month at NBA All-Star Weekend in Houston.
On a new “Harlem Shake” freestyle, Pitbull shreds Weezy F. Baby, pointing out Cash Money co-owners Birdman and Slim are the real ones earning big bucks.
It seems Lil Wayne’s “F*ck the Miami Heat” rant didn’t go over so well with one Miami resident. Namely, Pitbull. Mr. 305 has just released “Welcome to Dade County,” a freestyle over Baauer’s “Harlem Shake,” wherein he addresses Weezy without ever mentioning his name, specifically. He raps: “You got money, yeah yeah, that’s sweet/ But we all know Slim and Baby really eat/ You talk Miami if you talking Heat/ Moral of the story, don’t sh*t where you eat.” (The Boom Box)
Last week, Miami native Uncle Luke publicly went after Wayne in an open blog post.
“He has no respect for the city because people in Miami’s entertainment industry — from local radio DJs to South Beach nightclub promoters to the Heat’s front office — spread their legs for him and every out-of-town celebrity who rolls through town. Lil Wayne treats Miami like his b*tch because people let him. When Weezy claimed he was thrown out of the Heat home game versus the Lakers, the franchise tried to downplay the incident, saying they only asked him to leave and he left on his own. That was a b*tch move.” (Miami New Times)
His words inspired fellow South Beach rapper Trick Daddy to speak up.
“I don’t care who be offended by what I say. I rep my city and want nobody disrespecting. When their lease is up, they can leave. We’ve got to stick together as radio, as artists, as deejays and fans who love the music as a whole. And that’s what makes a community. Me and Luke been talking, we’ve been getting together, we’re going to find out some type of way to get this thing back on the road — I can’t go nowhere else, this is my home. So from now on, when they get here, they’re going to have to start checking in. They’re going to check in by turning to 99 Jamz and listening to us, what we’ve got to say. They’re taking all of our beats and rapping over them anyway.” (99 Jamz)
A few days ago, Wayne reacted to the backlash of dissing the Miami Heat and acknowledged Luke’s stance toward him.
“I can’t change nobody’s personal opinion. I can’t change nobody’s personal view. I can just keep doing what I do and keep putting food on the table for my family and that’s what I’m going to do no matter what. … I haven’t [read Luke’s letter], but I already know how he feels about me. I’ve never met him actually. … Ever since I got here, there were billboards and signs saying, ‘Lil Wayne, Go Back Home,’ you know what I mean? And I didn’t do anything.” (99 Jamz)
Check out Pitbull’s “Harlem Shake” freestyle: