"If I was a Clipper player, a current Clipper player," Lil Wayne says, "you wouldn't see me on the court anymore in that uniform."
Lil Wayne has responded to comments allegedly made by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling in an audio recording that was published by TMZ Friday (April 25).
The audio, which was reportedly recorded April 9, features the owner in an argument with V. Stiviano over an image she posted with Magic Johnson, according to TMZ.
During their conversation, Sterling says, among other things, that "It bothers me a lot that you want to broadcast that you’re associating with black people. Do you have to?”
Sterling says that he doesn’t mind his girlfriend, who is Black and Mexican, being around other Blacks.
"You can sleep with [black people],” he says in the audio, which is available below. "You can bring them in. You can do whatever you want. The little I ask you is not to promote it on that ... and not to bring them to my games.”
Lil Wayne posted a video commentary about the situation.
“I’ma sum it up for everybody that I believe feel this way,” the New Orleans rapper says in the clip, which appears on WorldstarHipHop. "I’ma sum it up for everybody on my side of the gate and I think you know what I mean when I say that. Fuck you. That simple. That easy. If I was a Clipper fan, I wouldn’t be one anymore. It’s that simple. But if I was a Clipper player, a current Clipper player, you wouldn’t see me on the court anymore in that uniform. An apology wouldn’t do for me. It wouldn’t work for me. A team meeting wouldn’t work for me. Locker room camaraderie, that wouldn’t work for me. I’d stand up for myself and I’d understand that pride and respect isn’t a team sport. Those are the things you’re supposed to have within yourself, pride and respect. And then as a Clipper player with pride and respect, I’d understand that the person that owns the team that I’m playing for has no respect for me or my people or my kind and has no pride and I’m out here busting my ass every night, every day to win for the team that would only make Donald Sterling happier, richer. Nah. So if I was a current Clipper, I wouldn’t be anymore. Purple and yellow, nigga."
Lil Wayne joins Game, Snoop Dogg and Meek Mill in responding to Sterling’s comments. Yesterday (April 26), Game posted a comment regarding Sterling on one of his Instagram accounts.
“It was not only ignorant & racist but a non-calculated & disgusting business move on Donald Sterlings part,” Game wrote on his whenarichniggawantyou Instagram account. "In the support of my own race, Hispanics & every other race whose been fighting current & past racism I have now started the #ESCwhich is short for #EMPTYSEATCAMPAIN asking ALL Los Angeles residents to boycott the next Clippers game by not attending which will prove that we are more of a MAJORITY than the previously stated "minority" label given to us by Mr. Sterling."
Snoop Dogg also posted a response to Sterling’s comments on his Instagram account yesterday.
“A message to the muthafucka that own the Clippers,” Snoop Dogg says in his post. “You bitch-ass, redneck, white-bred, chicken shit muthafucka: Fuck you, your momma and everything connected to you you racist piece of shit. Fuck you."
Lil Wayne’s video response, Snoop Dogg and Game’s Instagram posts and the alleged audio of Sterling are as follows: