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Senator Demands Lil' Wayne Apologize For Dissing New York


Lil' Wayne spoke to MTV News recently from Las Vegas and was asked about his recent performance with Nicki Minaj in New York. Lil' Wayne, who, keep in mind, was brought up on gun charges there, said simply "Flat out: I don't like New York."

But that was not acceptable to New York State Senator Malcolm A. Smith of Queens, who had time to organize an event on the city's streets to demand an apology.

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Good thing your state doesn't have an 11 billion dollar deficit or anything.

"New York City is the birthplace of the Hip Hop music movement," Senator Smith said to MTV News. "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."

If Lil' Wayne does succumb to this pressure and apologizes, though, it'll set a dangerous precedent. He might have to apologize for everything he doesn't like, including all the Hostess treats that aren't Twinkies, pleated pants, and even the Star Wars prequels.

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"I'll have to remember to apologize for this bus smelling like urine."

But I suppose I get it. Someone states they don't like something you like, and the initial reaction is to lash out at them. And New York is obviously very important to Senator Smith, since he was elected by its citizens. But you can't get mad at someone who hates something you care about, even if it's the most important thing in the world to you. If you got tired of holding balloons at an amusement park and decided not to buy them there anymore, the King of Balloons wouldn't get mad at you, would he?

Obviously this metaphor is broken because I have no idea who is in charge of balloons or what the f*ck a "King of Balloons" would even do.

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However, I did Google "King of Balloons" and was not disappointed.

It's understandable to not like New York, though! I totally get where Lil' Wayne is coming from. It's a scary place. Everyone there seems mad at me all the time, and they're all in such a hurry I don't see how they can take time for the fun things in life!

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Do they even have HUGS in New York?

Should Lil' Wayne apologize to New York? Let me know on twitter @mikeyfromsu or in the comments below!


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