Birdman Backs Lil Wayne’s ‘New York’ Comment

By Rob Markman

Like father, like son. Though Lil Wayne seemed to ruffle feathers when he told MTV News that he doesn’t like New York, his Cash Money boss Birdman is siding with Weezy 100%.

“To me, personally, I feel whatever my son says I’m gonna ride with. So if he say he don’t like it, then that’s just what it is,” Birdman told Fuse TV on Wednesday (August 22). “If he don’t like it, we don’t like it. I don’t like it if he don’t like it. That’s law.”

Birdman’s comments came after New York State Sen. Malcolm Smith held a press conference in Times Square demanding an apology from the YMCMB rap star.

Tunechi’s original comment came after he was asked what it felt like to return to New York and take the stage with Nicki Minaj at the Roseland Ballroom on August 14. Wanye, who was arrested after an NYC show in 2007 and served a year in jail on Riker’s Island started off his answer expressing his distaste for performing in the Big Apple. It was a feeling that Weezy has shared many times in the past, pointing to his dealings with the NYPD, which has made his time in NYC less than enjoyable.

“Flat out: I don’t like New York,” Weezy told MTV News on Monday night (August 20) while in Las Vegas to introduce his new line of sneakers with SUPRA.

Still, Tune had himself a good old time, rocking with Nicki during her free August 14 show, which was meant to make up for her missed Summer Jam appearance back in June. “Last week was awesome,” Lil Wayne said.

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