T.I. Defends Lil Wanye's Comments About New York

Weezy doesn’t like New York and the King of the South can understand why.

Posted: 09/20/2012 10:50 AM EDT
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Lil Wayne is still catching flack for comments he made about not liking New York last month, but the Young Money maestro recently got some support from a fellow rapper from south of the Mason Dixon — T.I. While talking to Angie Martinez yesterday to promote his new book, Trouble & Triumph, T.I. said he can understand where Wayne is coming from.

"You gotta understand where a man coming from," said Tip. "I'm not saying I support anyone not liking New York. What I'm saying is, people who haven't gone through that process of having their freedom taken from you...you have to take all this into consideration."

T.I., who himself was recently incarcerated for a year in Arkansas, said he hasn't been back to that state since.

"It may not be the people from New York [that Wayne dislikes], it could be the jurisdiction over New York," he said. "I don't think he meant nothin' by it. I don't think he meant any disrespect."

Similarly, French Montana sympathized with Weezy while speaking to MTV News recently.

"I mean, if I was to go to New Orleans and catch a gun charge, I think there might be a point in time when I get sick and tired, and be like, 'Man I hate New Orleans,'" he said. "It might not mean I hate the people, it's that's what I hate."

Previously Busta Rhymes had also come to Wayne's defense.

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