Rap veteran Uncle Luke has provided some clarification over recently blasting rap stars like Lil Wayne, Diddy and DJ Khaled for not showing enough love back to the city of Miami.
Appearing on DJ Khaled’s 99 Jamz Miami radio show this week, Luke continued to hold his stance against rappers not giving back to the city.
“I look at you and I look at myself, just like I look at [Pitbull], Trick [Daddy] and all those guys, I’ve been a part of their lives,” Luke told DJ Khaled. “You, unfortunately, you have a special thing. You’re bringing a lot of guys down here. A lot of guys are coming here, moving here because you showing love — but when you come down here to live and don’t do anything for the community, that becomes a problem…Anybody that’s coming here, plan on moving here, whether its Puff Daddy, Lil’ Wayne, or whoever it may be, they need to understand that. They need to understand if you gonna be part of this community you got to be fully part of the community. You can’t just come here. You don’t need to be here just sitting here squatting, eating our food and partying. Do something in the community.” (99 Jamz)
Following his interview, Weezy hopped on Twitter to answer Luke’s verbal lashing.
“This N*gga Luke trippin!!! I ain’t feelin khaled rite now neither,” Wayne tweeted October 11th. (Lil Wayne’s Twitter)
Last week, Luke released a public blog posting speaking out against Weezy and Puffy.
“I’ve got a message for Lil Wayne, his Cash Money Brothers, DJ Khaled, Puff Daddy and all the rappers from other parts of the country who now live in Miami,” he wrote October 4th. “I’m tired of seeing these cats using up our beaches, soaking up our sunshine, taking over the nightclubs, and sleeping with our women without investing anything into the community. I want to know when Lil Wayne is going to do more than show up courtside at the American Airlines Arena. H*ll, it’s not like he paid for them anyway. You know he got comped. This free loading and mooching of my city has got to stop. There used to be a day when out of town rappers were scared to throw their weight around Miami. It didn’t matter if they were coming from New York or Los Angeles, they knew better than to act like they owned this mother f*cker.” (Miami New Times)
Luke also issued a time limit for when they had to show love back to M.I.A.
“I’m giving them a deadline. They got until January 1. If I don’t see them giving back to the Magic City, I’m gonna have their Miami cards revoked. They won’t be getting into any more nightclubs. They won’t be able to go near our women. And Lil Wayne is gonna have to find floor seats for New Orleans Hornets home games because he won’t be allowed inside the Triple A.” (Miami New Times)
Check out Uncle Luke’s interview below: