By D.L. Chandler
Noted sports fanatic and former ESPN sports blogger Lil Wayne rejoined with an old arch nemesis during ESPN’s morning show First Take to talk about his timely remix of Wiz Khalifa’s “Black and Yellow” into a pro-Green Bay Packer “fight song,” his allegiance to the Packers and having to defend his team choice being a New Orleans native.
Weezy, decked in Packer green, appeared on ESPN’s morning show First Take with host Mike Hill and took on questions from the anchorman about the impetus of his remix “Green and Yellow.”
“I was watching some of them Steelers on (Super Bowl) Media Day and one of them said after they finished doin’ their interview they was just like ‘black and yellow black and yellow’,” said Lil Wayne. “And I was like, you know what? I’m such a cheese head, such a Packer fan I might as well just go in there and make “Green and Yellow.”
When pressed on whether or not the remix was a diss song, Wayne quickly dismissed the notion quickly.
“It’s not a diss song at all, it’s a fight song,” exclaimed an excited Weezy. “Every team has a great fight song.”
First Take’s co-host Skip Bayless and Wayne have had heated sports debates in times past on the morning program and the pair were reunited again on the segment in which the fiery and critical Bayless took some playful jabs at the Young Money CEO which Wayne took in classy stride.
“Now you know as you just mentioned, you have provided some new bulletin board material for the Steelers because you went in hard on the Pittsburgh Steelers in your remix,” said Bayless.
Wayne retorted, “I really didn’t try to go too hard ‘cause I could have went harder. We [Packers] already had bulletin board material with the “Black and Yellow” so I had to hype ‘em up.”
Bayless then asked the Louisiana native to recant his reasons for be why he’s been a longtime Green Bay Packer supporter.
“My father, great late father, he went to his first Super Bowl in 1997 when the Packers went in the Super Bowl in the Superdome. And when he came home that night, he just came home with a bunch of Packers everything. Packers towels, Packers cups. I’ve been a Packers fan for years,” said Wayne.
Three things that we noticed from Wayne’s chat with the ESPN talking heads:
1) At the beginning of the interview Weezy revealed that his “girlfriend bought him that shirt (each your hearts out ladies).
2) Host Skip Bayless commented that Wiz Khalifa wasn’t in Wayne’s league.
3) Wayne offered a wager to both Wiz and Snoop Dogg, both avid Steelers fans. The loser of the bet would have to cut his hair.
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