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It’s no secret, New York isn’t one of Lil Wayne’s favorite places to visit. Tunechi has expressed his feelings about performing in the city before, but when Weezy told MTV News earlier this week that he doesn’t like the Big Apple his comments caused quite a stir. Why now? Why didn’t Lil Wayne’s detractors come to light when he first told New Yorkers how he felt about doing shows in their town?

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It was July 22, 2007, when the YMCMB juggernaut took the stage at the Beacon Theatre for his first headlining show in New York City. MTV News was on hand to shoot the show, and watched as Wayne got searched by police upon entering the venue. Once Tune finally took the stage, he expressed his frustrations to the crowd.

Lil Wayne’s feelings toward New York are nothing new. Yet, when Tunechi told MTV News this week that he doesn’t like the Big Apple, it sparked a public outcry. But in fact, the very first time Wayne made his distaste for NYC known — there was no outrage at all.

It was July 22, 2007, when the YMCMB juggernaut took the stage at the Beacon Theatre for his first headlining show in New York City. MTV News was on hand to shoot the show, and watched as Wayne got searched by police upon entering the venue. Once Tune finally took the stage, he expressed his frustrations to the crowd.

“Let me tell y’all somethin’: I just went through the worst f—in’ feelin’ ever backstage with y’all security and y’all police,” an aggravated Weezy said as the crowd cheered him. “So, I’m here to tell y’all this will be one of the only times you’ll see me on a New York stage, the way they’re treating me right now.”

The sold-out Beacon showered their rap hero with applause as he tore through his set rocking a vintage Run-DMC T-shirt. Outside of the venue, however, rappers feuded with police. Juelz Santana, Jim Jones, DJ Khaled and Kanye West were all on hand to rock with Weezy that night. “Going into the show, I felt like I was going to prison,” Khaled revealed to MTV News later that year.

But for Wayne, leaving the show was the worst part. After the concert, his bus was searched by police, who arrested him on charges of gun possession. Wayne eventually pleaded guilty and was given a yearlong sentence. In 2010, the rap star served an eight-month bid in New York’s Riker’s Island. It seems obvious that the Big Apple holds a ton of bad memories for the MC.

So when MTV News caught up with Wayne on Monday in Las Vegas, and he told us, “You know, flat out, I don’t like New York,” it was clear to us that he wasn’t referring to the city’s citizens or the rap community.

In fact, Wayne went on to say how he had an “awesome” time performing in the city with his YMCMB protégé é Nicki Minaj during her August 14 show at the Roseland Ballroom. Still, DJs at NY’s Hot 97 radio station — who have been carrying on a feud with Weezy and Nicki Minaj — charged that the multiplatinum spitter had disrespected New Yorkers and fielded a number of calls from riled-up listeners.

New York State Sen. Malcolm Smith took things a step further and held a Times Square press conference on Wednesday demanding that Tunechi apologize to the city. But we’ll probably see Tha Carter X before we see Lil Wayne say “I’m sorry.”

T.I “Go Get it”

Two years after releasing “Teflon Don”, Rick Ross was back full pledge with his fifth studio album “God Forgives, I Don’t”. The rapper returned to No. 1 on Billboard Hot 200 after falling short of ruling the chart with his previous record in 2010.

It became Rozay’s fourth chart topper, joining his first three No. 1 albums; 2006’s “Port of Miami”, 2008’s “Trilla” and 2009’s “Deeper Than Rap”. It also marked his best sales week, surpassing the 198,000 sales number posted by “Trilla”.

His latest album boasted his collaboration works with the likes of Dr. Dre, Jay-Z, Meek Mill, Usher and Drake. “[It] is a very dark story. It’s extremely lyrical, the music is next level. I’m expecting nothing but the biggest results,” he once said.

Among those collaborations, Rozay called his track with Dre and Hov a “masterpiece.” He gushed of the appropriately-titled song “3 Kings”, “I feel it’s the biggest collaboration in hip-hop. Not just this year, maybe previous years.”

50 Cents Solo for Dolo?


50 Cent is moving forward with plans to release his fifth album—with or without his label. The hip-hop mogul unveiled the artwork for 5: Murder by Numbers, which will be available through iTunes on July 3.

“It’s just gonna hit the streets,” said Fif, who has dropped two mixtapes, The Big 10 and The Lost Tape, in the past six months.

ATLANTA — No matter the drama, Cash Money CEO Bryan “Birdman” Williams is riding with his artists. Never one to indulge in rap beef, on Friday (June 15) during an interview with MTV News, Stunna made it clear that he is in full support of Drake in the aftermath of Wednesday night’s brawl in a New York City nightclub that involved Chris Brown and members of their respective crews.
“Well, to me, I think n—as got Drake twisted. A lot of n—as be playin’, pitty-pattin’ with Drake. I don’t like that sh–, period,” Birdman said to us in an exclusive interview. “Drake is one of us, so if you f—in’ with Drake, you f—in’ with us, period!”

Birdman Has Drake’s Back

Birdman wasn’t in attendance when the fight broke out at W.I.P. in NYC, but firmly believes the Take Care MC did nothing wrong. Drake alleges he wasn’t involved in the melee, which left a number of people injured including one of Brown’s bodyguards and NBA player Tony Parker. “To me, Drizzy ain’t did nothin’ wrong, he ain’t done nothin’ wrong to nobody. He just doin’ great music,” Bird said in defense of his artist. “He’s not a reckless guy out there just wildin’ out; he’s a humble kid makin’ great music.”

Drake Vows To Outdo Summer Jam At New York Show

It’s no secret that the #1 Stunna is about his money, and to him, beef is bad for business. “We never been a brand to carry ourselves in any foul manner. None of us, none of the acts,” he said of his Cash Money roster. “We’ve been doin’ this, we want to do this for another 20 years.”

Still, the CM CEO understands how quickly things can get out of hand. He recalls a time where shootings weren’t uncommon between warring factions but now sees those types of altercations as a thing of the past. “It’s a different era, and we don’t promote that, we’re not about that, but I think sometimes sh– get outta hand, and you just gotta be ready for it,” he said. “We did enough of that, so these n—as ain’t got to do it.”

On Saturday (June 16), rumors of an imminent Drake arrest were circulating on the Net but an NYPD official confirmed to MTV News that were “no arrests” looming, adding that an “investigation is ongoing.”


Boston Celtics 101, New York Knicks 89

Well, that’s 4 down, 12 to go.

The Knicks didn’t go quietly. While the last minute was pretty anti-climatic, the Knicks played hard in the second half. I seriously considered calling the game recap “Hey Mister Carter, Tell Me Where Have You Been?” in honor of Anthony Carter‘s absolutely inspired play in the late 3rd, early 4th quarters.

But, the game was a blowout by halftime, and it ended just as uncompetitively. 20 points in the second half for Kevin Garnett (26 points, 10 rebs, 10-16 shooting on the game) earns him the game ball, and the Celtics sweep the Knicks while Miami has to win one more against Philadelphia.

Some things we learned this round:

1) Rajon Rondo is still actually Rajon Rondo: Nobody wants to talk about what happened after the trade deadline, but we’re happy it’s not happening anymore. Rondo averaged 19 points and 12 assists over these past 4 games, and it has been a joy to watch.

2) Ray Allen Went To Sniper School: Ray Allen was shooting 75% from 3pt land coming into tonight’s game. SEVENTY-FIVE PERCENT. He only shot 2-6 from range tonight, but considering the slump he was coming into the playoffs with, that is great news. Ray Allen is making teams pay and making us smile.

3) The Starters Can Still Carry This Celtics Team, But The Bench..Not So Much: Coming into today’s game, the ‘Big 4’ were accounting for 80 points per contest. The rest of the team? Around 18. Glen Davis had a very important 14 points tonight on an efficient 6-8 shooting, but over the other 3 games in the series he was shooting 31% from the field and averaging under 4ppg. This has to change, because teams will start getting better and deeper (well okay, Miami ain’t that deep) as the playoffs go on.

4) Jermaine O’Neal Was An Absolute Bargain…A 6.5 MILLION DOLLAR BARGAIN!: I don’t care about the regular season. Jermaine O’Neal was the biggest difference maker on the defensive end for the Celtics in this Knicks series. Sure, Amar’e went off Game 1 (and was injured in Game 3), but Jermaine O’Neal we just absolutely a menace to any Knick in the paint, and when he wasn’t blocking shots he wasn’t scared to foul hard. O’Neal even showed us some offensive skills, proving that he can still hit a 7ft jumper (and shooting 62% from the field doing it).

5) Paul Pierce Is Still The Man: Today was the perfect example. Whenever the Knicks would start to make a run, Pierce would make a bucket to shut them up. Last game he had 38 points, and even though he only had 13 today (on a miserable 5-18 shooting), all 13 points were big ones that pushed the Celtics ahead or helped them keep the lead. The Captain is in rare form. Can’t wait to see what he does against LeBron.

Happy Easter, and Get Well Soon, Shaq!

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Following the public wake the previous day, family and friends said their farewells yesterday during Nate Dogg’s funeral service at the Long Beach Cruise Terminal. Nate’s manager, Rod McGrew spoke during the service and had this to say:

“He fought a hard fight. The last three years were unbelievable. He didn’t give up. He just had a talk with God and gave up. Two hours before that he was fine. He wanted to go to heaven and hang with his boys. He loved Tupac. He recorded with him. He wanted to hang with Biggie. But the most important thing is that he can walk around heaven with his favorite artist of all time, Michael Jackson.”

After the jump are photos courtesy of MTV and a tribute video, “Nobody Does It Better” created by Snoop and Warren G.

Nate Dogg Mourned At Funeral Service
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