By Juste J
Let me first say this: fuck Lil Wayne man. His opinion on any issue is an opinion that, in my eyes, holds no kind of weight. I just don’t care what he thinks about food, clothes, music, love, life, religion, let alone whole entire cities; there is no topic that he can espouse an opinion on that will ever make a difference in my everyday life. So it came as a shock to me to see New Yorkers so irate when he proclaimed his hatred for the city. Some took it like a slap in the face; a declaration of war, when really they should have just said, “Fuck his opinion,” because it doesn’t really matter.In the grand scheme of things, can you really blame Wayne? I mean, he caught a gun charge and Bloomberg made sure that his black ass was gonna do time. No celebrity hookup, he got the “Plaxico, we gonna show you how we treat niggas here” treatment. Coming from the South, I am sure that was an unexpected turn of events, getting that “nigga treatment” in the mecca of inclusion that is New York City.
He then spent time on Riker’s Island and that alone makes it perfectly fine in my view for him to hate New York. Shit I live here, born and raised in Brooklyn and there are days that I absolutely hate this city and what is has become. But that’s ok tho’; just as it is ok for anyone to say what they feel, Lil Wayne included. You don’t have to get all bent up out of shape by it; I mean when was the last time you took advice from Wayne fam? Was it when you tried on your “trukfit” hat and tee, was it then you realized you needed to listen to his thoughts and ideas? Did you realize that Wayne had the answers to some of life’s great mysteries when you watched him performing in jeggings? When was the last time you heard Wayne speak and you said to yourself, ohh shit, that man is talking truth. If you have never said those words then why the fuck do you care if he hates NYC?
Negroes in NYC live and you party, work with and fuck transplants that have absolutely no love for this City fam. These transplants come from all over the country and hate some of the things that make the City great. They hate the trains, they hate the hodgepodge of cultures, they hate the busy streets and the noise. They hate the vendors; they hate the pieces of the City that make it so unique and interesting and you never feel any way about it. Wayne is not a friend or someone you speak to daily and you have an issue with his hatred? Shit doesn’t make any type of sense fam; the science behind your logic is truly flawed; the mathematics ain’t adding up at all.
New York City is constantly changing in ways I find both good and bad but primarily bad. You think that Wayne saying that he hates the city is gonna have an impact on some Euro-caked tourist coming here? You think the transplants that want to work on Wall Street and shop on 5th Ave are gonna say, “Nah fuck that, Lil Wayne hates NYC, it ain’t for me.” Maybe some of you in the music industry feel that Wayne is shitting on NY rappers by his statement. And so what if he is? You, the native New Yorker working at MTV or BET, at a blog or a bank or a publishing house. You, the New Yorker who works for MTA, Housing, the savage coon on the corner, ya’ll shit on NY rap music at least 3 times a day, like Peter in Gethsemane, b. Fuck is ya’ll mad at Wayne for? It’s comical.
This is New York City b. The City that never sleeps. If you make it here you can make any-fucking-where b. This is the home, the birthplace place of Hip-fucking-Hop fam; the names speak for themselves, you know them, I don’t need to say them. We got Puerto Ricans, Russians, Guatemalans, Lebanese, Nigerians, Chinese, Haitians, Cubans, Jamaicans, and Italians. Shit, if aliens came to this planet, they probably living somewhere in Corona.
It’s Harlem, the Brooklyn Bridge, Rockefeller Center, Central Park, Prospect Park, the Guggenheim, the Metropolitan, Carnegie Hall, Webster Hall, Bronx Zoo, Brooklyn Zoo, the Yankees, the Giants, motherfucker it’s NEW YORK CITY. What is all the crying over Lil Wayne not liking NYC for? Know your fucking history, know your worth, have some pride in the fact that you live in the greatest City on Earth b. Yeah I said that, deal with it.
Let that man feel how he feel; he ain’t your people. You don’t have to give 2 flying fucks about what a Lil Wayne has to say about this City. You are a New Yorker. For God’s sake act like it.
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