Lil Wayne: I Was Unaware of Backlash to New York Comment

Tunechi didn't know his opinion was such a big deal.

Posted: 10/19/2012 11:21 AM EDT
Lil Wayne

Last August, Lil Wayne shared how he really felt about New York City after he performed with Nicki Minaj at the Roseland ballroom. "Flat out, I don't like New York," the rapper told MTV News, sparking a reaction among New Yorkers that ranged from a senator asking for an apology to ordinary Big Apple folks feeling slighted. The Young Money Captain was recently asked how he felt about the backlash and, surprisingly, he claimed he wasn't even aware.

 

"I have to be honest with you, dog: All I do is work, and I swear to God, I don't even know the reaction," Weezy confessed to MTV News. "If I knew the reaction I'd know how to be able to answer that question, but I don't know the reaction. I just say what I want to say, do what I want to do and f--k who don't like it."

 

Tunechi's disdain for NYC isn't unfounded, as the rapper has a negative history with the city. Considering his gun arrest at the Beacon Theater for which he served time and last summer's Hot 97 Summer Jam debacle between his artist Nicki Minaj and Peter Rosenberg, the hip hop celeb has more than enough reason not to be fond of the place despite his beloved NYC fans.

 

Fellow MC Fabolous even weighed in on his track "So NY," rapping "I'm so New York, Weezy probably don't like me." Regardless, Weezy says he's not focused on any of the commentary and doesn't have beef with Fab.

 

"Nah, I don't listen to nothin' else but myself, 'cause I'm just tryin' to get better," he said.

 

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