Between a year-long jail stint and the whole Hot 97 fiasco involving Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne hasn’t had much luck in New York City of late. So, when MTV recently asked about his opinion of the city, Wayne said “Flat out: I don’t like New York.”
Well New Yorkers don’t take any guff, even when it comes from a world-famous rapper. As Complex reports, State Senator Malcolm Smith, members of the hip hop youth council, and tourism officials will hold a press conference in Times Square this afternoon, where they’ll demand an apology from Lil Wayne.
Update: Watch a clip from the press conference below.
According a press release:
“The rapper publicly said he flat out don’t like New York. New York City is the birthplace of the Hip Hop music movement. Millions of New Yorkers listen to his music every day. His comments have outraged his local fans and residents. The group today will be demanding an apology of the hip hop star. Lil Wayne has had misfortune in New York with recent gun charges and a jail sentence.”
Below, you can watch the MTV interview where Wayne makes the incriminating comments.