Lil Wayne Rumors
Russell Westbrook hasn’t left for California just yet. Thunder exit interviews have passed and Westbrook is expecting a child in May with his wife, Nina, but that doesn’t mean the OKC star isn’t enjoying some down time. Westbrook was seen with Victor Oladipo at the Lil Wayne concert on Thursday night at The Criterion in downtown Oklahoma City.
Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard aka Dame D.O.L.L.A. dropped a 12-track rap album on Friday. He has released songs before, but this is his first album. It comes after a summer in which he performed his first concert on his birthday, and then he performed with DJ Esco for fans at an adidas event in Vegas. The album, called The Letter O (which he explained stands for Oakland, Ogden and Oregon), features artists such as Lil Wayne and Jamie Foxx. And the first song is called Bill Walton. You can buy it on iTunes or stream it on Spotify/Apple Music. The response from the NBA has been great.
Lil Wayne is all-in on the Cleveland Cavaliers. Minutes after Game 3 of the NBA Finals tipped off Wednesday, the rapper released a Cavs-oriented song called “Off Off Off.” In it, he shouts out LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love, Iman Shumpert, Tristan Thompson, Matthew Dellavedova and, of course, J.R. Smith. Cleveland beat the Warriors 120-90 at home Wednesday, and this line from Weezy only made it sweeter: “The King wants his crown back? He never took it off.” At the end of the track, Wayne says he has a funny story to tell head coach Tyronn Lue next time he sees him. Interesting.
Elsewhere, he talked Kobe Bryant and the Lakers, his favorite NBA team. Lil Wayne: “I’m not sure what percentage of the ‘great Kobe’ we will see this year, but I can tell you what percentage of Kobe we will see: 100 percent.”
Chris Paul’s friends and family are doing it BIG for his belated SURPRISE 30th birthday bash Saturday night … flying in Lil Wayne from Haiti to perform for a bunch of his closest friends … TMZ Sports has learned. Paul’s birthday was actually in May … but we’re told Paul’s family pushed off the celebration because he wanted to wait until after the NBA playoffs were over.
Before he was released from Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, Lil Wayne got a visit from an NBA player who regards the rap star as a “big brother.” “I just went to make sure my friend was good,” the Los Angeles Clippers’ Chris Paul told Yahoo! Sports on Tuesday after the team’s a shootaround at Sleep Train Arena. “I don’t really want to talk about what is going on [with Wayne’s medical condition]. But as a friend, I just wanted to make sure he was OK.” Wayne was released Monday after being hospitalized for nearly a week, according to a tweet from rapper Mack Maine. The Associated Press reported that the Grammy award winner was hospitalized for a seizure. Paul was among several celebrities, including rappers Drake, Nicki Minaj and Birdman, who visited Wayne.
“I listen to his music. He’s my favorite,” Paul said. “There are a lot of parallels with sports and stuff like that and his work ethic. He is unbelievable.” The bond hasn’t kept Weezy from rooting against Paul when the Clippers play Wayne’s beloved Los Angeles Lakers. The Clippers are 3-0 against the Lakers this season, something Paul hasn’t been shy about telling his buddy. “When I always beat the Lakers he is the first person I call,” Paul said. Yeah, seriously.”