A New York state senator held a press conference Wednesday in the middle of Times Square to demand that the rapper Lil Wayne apologize for saying that he doesn’t like New York.
Earlier in the week, Lil Wayne — who reps the Big Easy — told MTV, “Flat out: I don’t like New York.”
Wayne’s distaste for the Big Apple isn’t all that shocking, considering that he was locked up for eight months in 2010 at Rikers Island for having a pistol in his tour bus. Clearly, he holds a grudge since his hometown of New Orleans, La. is not known for its strict laws on much of anything.
“[I]f you don’t like New York, you don’t have to come to New York,” Democratic Rep. Malcolm Smith, who represents parts of Queens, said. “You don’t have to sell your products here and, perhaps, we won’t come to your concerts.”
Smith suggested that not only had Wayne insulted New York residents and its 50 million tourists, but most egregiously, he insulted “the memory of Frank Sinatra and he’s also insulted Jay Z.”