As if going to the old school score board wasn’t embarrassing enough for the Washington Wizards on Tuesday night, their No. 1 fan, rapper Wale, didn’t have such a good night either. The D.C. native was sitting court side watching the Wizards take on the Toronto Raptors, when recently acquired forward Rudy Gay motioned to Wale “bro, call me, maybe?”. Whatever the exchange, it seemed rather innocent on film, but Raptors play-by-play man Matt Devlin decided to poke fun at Mr. Folarin, asking if anyone had ever heard of him, before dropping a “he’s not Drake, that’s for sure” ether:
Thanks to Twitter, Wale was informed of Devlin’s comments, and fired back:
Now, one does not gain a lot of street cred by tweeting your opponent and not confronting them. Especially when that someone is sitting in the same building. So that’s what Wale did, hiking up to the Raptors’ broadcast booth to give Devlin and partner Leo Rautins a piece of his mind:
The Kentucky Wildcats have a bunch of celebrities for fans like Ashley Judd, Jay-Z, John Boehner, Fabolous and LeBron James and one from Canada. Drake, the 25-year-old Canadian rap and R&B star, from Toronto became a Wildcats fan during the 2009-10 season while John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins starred for the team and was rewarded with a championship ring.
He posted the picture of the ring on Instagram but it’s unclear who it came from the university or head coach John Calipari.
Wonder what Judd received?
San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker is suing a New York City club and its operators for $20 million over a scratched retina he says he suffered during a fight involving singer Chris Brown and members of hip-hop star Drake’s entourage.
The suit was filed in State Supreme Court in Manhattan on Thursday. It says the W.i.P club in SoHo and its operators were negligent in security and supervision, which allowed the fight to take place.
Chris Brown, his girlfriend and his bodyguard were among eight injured during the fight inside the club last week. Police say members of Drake’s entourage stopped Brown as he was leaving. The fight escalated and bottles were thrown.
Apparently San Antonio Spurs DeJuan Blair is spending his NBA lockout not at Whataburger, where you might expect but instead in the studio covering Drake’s Trust Issues.
Compared to this maybe that Whataburger-Blair combo isn’t such a bad thing after all.
The New York Knicks marketing department trotted out a who’s-who of celebrities and common folk as they try to get their hometown team flooded at the NBA All-Star game. The majority of the focus is on Knick newcomer and Big Apple sensation Amare Stoudemire who get’s shout outs from Donald Trump; Pauly D and Vinnie from MTV’s Jersey Shore; Justin Tuck of the New York Giants; rappers Fabolous and Drake; and actors Liam Neeson, Tracy Morgan, Jamie Lynn Sigler, Judah Friedlander and Jeremy Sisto.
Over the weekend Drake and the King With No Rings took over Cleveland, Ohio’s House Of Blues venue and played “Pick A Chick”
With 0:24 to play and his Cavalries holding a two-point lead, LeBron lip-syncs Eminem verse on the “Forever” song by Drake…It may not mean nothing to y’all,
Tony Parker plays second fiddle in Paris when LeBron James comes around. Drake does it with “Forever”. Song and video is MAJOR.
More Than A Game in select theaters October 2.
There’s no need for a lengthy description here. Its a brand new joint that I’m feeling and don’t care if your not. Forever will be featured on the “More Than A Game” soundtrack. A video is to accompany Forever and it will be directed by the great Hype Williams. “More Than A Game” is a documentary on LeBron James that is supposed to open in theaters October 2.
If there’s one rapper in the game right now that could possibly put rap on his shoulders and bring it back to the forefront it’s Jay-Z. XXL realizes that fact as he’s appeared on the cover more than any other rap artist. He’s sales are always high, and the release of Blueprint 3 on September 11 can’t get here faster, In the meantime his a snippet of his latest interview with XXL and his song “Off That” featuring Drake.
HIS STANDING IN THE GAME:
“But when I say I’m the best, I don’t say that outta my ass. I say that with all my stats behind me. I put that against anybody. I mean anybody. I really believe that… I believe in a lot of things. I believe that ‘SportsCenter’ is the best thing on TV. I shouldn’t have to prove it. But I do have these stats to prove it. I’m talking about real run. I’m not talking about years off. I’m talking about straight—boom, boom, boom—back to back. We’re not talking about heritage acts either. We’re not talking about respect what I’ve done. I’m talking No. 1 [albums] 10 times. The Beatles is the only one [to have more No. 1 albums]. They got 19, and if I get a surge of creativity, I could make nine albums next year.”
CRITICISM OF “D.O.A.”:
“I’m not hating on young people. Like, when people say that, I’m like, What are you talking about? It’s just stupid. I’m not hating on young people… I’m not Bill Russell, [saying] Michael Jordan ain’t sh*t. I’m saying Lil Wayne and Kanye are like LeBron and Kobe. My job as someone at the forefront of the game is to leave it in a better position than when I came in. Same way that Russell [Simmons] left it to me. ’Cause this thing saved my life. Literally. So I have a responsibility to it karmically. And after that it’s on you. I did my part. I made ‘D.O.A.’ I said it. I made the statement. I made the push. Here, y’all take it from here.”
HIS LEGACY AS FORMER DEF JAM RECORDS PRESIDENT:
“So if you ask me to grade my performance as the president, I’d say A-plus. No one can bat a 100. It’s impossible. I mean, everyone is looking at my sh*t. But if we really looked under the hood [of] every single [record exec] and the acts they put out in that time, I’d be comparable to anyone.”