Lil Wayne, Puff Daddy, and DJ Khaled get a deadline
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke expresses his dislike for how rappers Lil Wayne and DJ Khaled use Miami but don't give back to the Magic City.
I have a message for Lil Wayne, his Cash Money brothers, DJ Khaled, Puff Daddy, and all the rappers from other parts of the country who now live in Miami. I'm tired of seeing you cats soak up our sunshine, take over our nightclubs, and sleep with our women without investing anything into the community. I want to know when Lil Wayne is going to do more than show up courtside at the American Airlines Arena. Hell, it's not like he has to pay for the tickets anyway. You know he gets comped.
This freeloading must stop. There was a day when out-of-town rappers were scared to throw their weight around Miami. It didn't matter if they were coming from New York or Los Angeles; they knew better than to act like they owned this place. Artists knew better than to come to Miami and disrespect us.
But now folks in our entertainment industry have gone soft, turning into a bunch of groupies just because they want to say they drank rozay with the Cash Money crew.
Just 'cause Lil Wayne and DJ Khaled are from New Orleans doesn't mean they don't have to be a part of the community. They're getting rich while enjoying fun and sun. They rap in their songs about King of Diamonds and LIV, where Lil Wayne was partying it up with Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks after they beat the Miami Heat for the NBA championship.
What kind of sell-out move is that? I want to see Lil Wayne, DJ Khaled, Puff Daddy, and all their boys start doing more for Miami. I want to see them doing fundraisers to help youth sports and after-school programs. I want to see them at FCAT rallies. And I'm giving them a deadline.
They got until January 1. If I don't see them giving back to the Magic City, I'm gonna have their Miami cards revoked. They won't be getting into any more nightclubs. They won't be allowed near our women. And Lil Wayne is gonna have to find floor seats for New Orleans Hornets home games because he won't be allowed inside the Triple A.
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