While the Los Angeles Lakers were losing to the Miami Heat on the basketball court on Sunday afternoon, one of their biggest fans was having some serious issues off the floor.
No it wasn’t Jack Nicholson - it was Lil Wayne.
According to USA Today, the rapper claims he was forced to leave yesterday's Heat-Lakers game because he was rooting for the Lakers.
Shortly after 5 p.m., the New Orleans-based rapper tweeted: “So I'm @ da Heat game right, rootin 4 da Lakers kuz dats my team & would u believe they got police 2 make me leave?! Wow!”
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Wayne’s claims have been confirmed by at least one other Twitter enthusiast.
“Random guy yelled at Lil Wayne at #MiamiHEAT game. Weezy looked back, gave him a mean stare & gestured he had a gun,” tweeted Danny Vega, who allegedly was at the game and sitting near Lil Wayne. “Weezy just got into argument with security at the #MiamiHEAT game. He got kicked out for gun gesture.”
Heat spokeswoman Lorrie-Ann Diaz wrote in an e-mail that Lil Wayne was not kicked out but instead chose to leave. She did not respond to a question about whether security had spoken to Wayne prior to him leaving the arena.
This is not the first time the best-selling rapper has had an issue while trying to take in some hoops. Last year Lil Wayne cited racism when he was not allowed into a Western Conference finals game last year in Oklahoma City. However, Thunder spokesman Dan Mahoney said the issue was the rapper didn't have a ticket to the sold-out game and had nothing to do with race. The issue was apparently smoothed over, as Wayne went on to attend an NBA Finals game in OKC game shortly thereafter.
Source: (USA Today)