State Senator Malcolm Smith continued his crusade against Dwayne Carter, better known as Lil Wayne, for his distaste for New York City on Hot 97 this morning.
During an interview on The Cipha Sounds & Rosenberg Morning Show, the hosts poked fun and grilled him on his advocacy on the topic. Mr. Carter had said, “I don’t like New York,” which Mr. Smith felt was insulting to all New Yorkers.
“We were speculating here that you may have gotten involved in this because of the attention you could have gotten out of it,” one of the questioners inquired. “Don’t lie senator, were you more popping yesterday than any other day previously?”
At a highly anticipated press conference in the middle of Times Square, Queens State Senator and potential mayoral candidate Malcolm Smith took Lil’ Wayne to task for saying he doesn’t like New York City in an interview earlier this week. The senator began by repeating Mr. Wayne’s offending comments for the benefit of the handful of reporters who braved the crowds of tourists to witness Mr. Smith’s denunciation of the rapper.
“Let me read you a statement, one word–a couple of words that came from Lil’ Wayne today and here’s what he said: ‘I. Don’t Like. New. York,” Mr. Smith said, slowly reciting each outrageous syllable of Mr. Wayne’s five word comment for emphasis.
Mr. Smith went on to explain why he took “strong exception” to Mr. Wayne’s comments and would like the rapper to issue a formal apology.
Queens State Senator and potential mayoral candidate Malcolm Smith has beef with Lil’ Wayne. Mr. Smith is holding a press conference in Times Square this afternoon to demand an apology from Mr. Wayne after the rapper expressed his distaste for New York in an interview with MTV News this week.
“The rapper publicly said he flat out don’t like New York. New York City is the birthplace of the Hip Hop music movement,” a press release from Mr. Smith’s office said. “Millions of New Yorkers listen to his music every day. His comments outraged his local fans and residents. The group today will be demanding an apology of the hip hop star.”