Wed 20 Feb 2013
Just days after Lil Wayne rallied a “f*ck the NBA” chant (complete with some allegations about Chris Bosh’s wife), this emerging war of words between rap and the NBA bled over into Washington D.C. last night, where Wale took exception to a few cheeky comments made by Raptors TV announcer Matt Devlin.
Sitting courtside for the Raptors-Wizards game, the MMG rapper was apparently talking trash to the visiting team’s new forward, Rudy Gay. Picking up on the exchange, Devlin — out of comical slander or pure ignorance — introduced the MC to the viewers at home as “local rapper Wall-Aye” and asked if anyone on Twitter had “ever heard of Wall-Aye.” Adding insult to injury, Devlin then remarked, “He’s not Drake, that’s for sure.” (Ether!)
Overhearing Devlin’s comments, Wale tweeted to him directly “watch ur mouth” and shortly after approached the announcers’ table and interrupted the commentary. Hey, at least he didn’t get called will.i.am.
Check out the footage and tweets below…
@mattdevlinraps watch ur mouth
— Wale Folarin(@Wale) February 20, 2013
Me and @wale was just joking y’all. Thats my boy right there.
— Rudy Gay (@rudygay22) February 20, 2013
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