The tension between Lil Wayne and local stars in his adopted home city of Miami continues to boil over in the wake of his inflammatory comments about the Miami Heat. Wayne's apology for his vulgar statements did not satisfy 305 legends Luther "Uncle Luke" Campbell, Trick Daddy and Pitbull, who have all publicly expressed their distaste for the New Orleans native’s disrespect.
Pitbull recently released a diss track aimed at Weezy, telling him "don't s--t where you eat," over Baauer’s Internet hit "Harlem Shake." Wayne took to Twitter early this morning (February 27) to reply, tweeting "Dam pit bull bro I thought u was kool." Pitbull’s freestyle "Harlem Shake (Welcome 2 Dade County)" mocked the Cash Money MC’s financial situation with the rhyme, "You got money, yeah that's sweet / But we all know Slim and Baby really eat / You talk Miami, yes you talkin' Heat."
Trick Daddy and Uncle Luke are using the sports-related beef to fuel a movement to get Wayne’s Young Money artists out of rotation on local radio and return the shine to Miami-based musicians. "We came up in a city that we lived through three, four or five hurricanes and two major riots. I can’t go nowhere else, this my home," said Trick to Miami’s 99 Jamz last Thursday. Former 2 Live Crew front man Luke penned a scathing editorial about Weezy in the New Miami Times that called for the city and its stars to stop letting Wayne treat Miami “like his b---h."
Wayne was apologetic for his rant in a call to 99 Jamz on February 21. "As far as the city of Miami, I do wanna apologize for the misunderstanding and whatever has everybody thinking that I have something against the city, because that’s totally wrong," Wayne said. "These people accepted me with open arms since day one, since I was a Hot Boy. It’s just totally sports, this ain’t got nothing to do with the city of Miami."
Wayne, who’s album I Am Not a Human Being II is due later this year, did not back down from personal jabs taken at Heat players Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade, though.
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