Lil Wayne Talks Sports and ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Movie on ESPN’s ‘First Take’ [VIDEO]
Lil Wayne stopped by ESPN's First Take to deliver his opinion on everything from sports to the Straight Outta Compton movie on Monday (Aug. 24).
During the conversation, the New Orleans native said there is no comparison between his allegiance to the Green Bay Packers and his hometown team, the New Orleans Saints. "I'm gonna represent the Saints because that's hometown but when it comes to sports, laying it down on the line, I'm a Packers fan," said Tunechi.
As for basketball, Wayne, who believes "anything's possible," thinks the Los Angeles Lakers will make it to the playoffs this year. But he hopes for a showdown between the San Antonio purs and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the end.
"The movie was amazing. I was a huge N.W.A. fan. I walked away from the movie feeling like I've never rapped a word in my life. I felt like a huge -- just a fan. I was like 'Wow,'" Weezy shared. One of the scenes that stood out to the Young Money leader was Eazy-E's reaction to the not guilty verdict police officers received after beating Rodney King in 1992.
"When Eazy-E was sitting next to his woman and he was watching the verdict for the cops. He cried," said Wayne. "I believe that had to happen. He may have not cried but he had to have some kind of feeling. With that said, at that time, if you would have asked me, 'Do you think Eazy-E cared about the verdict?' I would have said, 'No, I don't think he know what the verdict is,'" the rapper continued before reminiscing on where he was during the trial.
Weezy, who was 9 years old at the time of the verdict following the L.A. riots, recalls having tears come from his eyes when the Los Angeles cops were found not guilty. "I remember the people in the room. In the living room where I was at. I remember every body being quiet and looking back at me like what you crying for cause I was so young. I remember that," said Tunechi.
Check out Lil Wayne's sit-down with First Take above and watch part two below.
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