This is what I’m hearing about little wayne, from an e-mail from a fan:
At one point a little girl about 5 years old came up to take his picture. His bodyguard stands up and gets between Lil Wayne and the girl and told her “You need to go and sit down NOW. No pictures” It was said with quite a bit of malice and force. She got scared and as she was going back to her seat, her Dad heard what went on and went over and said something to the effect of “Do not under any circumstance talk to my daughter like that.” Security gets down there. Bodyguard informs him of what’s going on and says “****ing kids are taking picture of Wayne, that can’t happen.” Security guard informs him that “we don’t talk about our kids like that in this state. I know you go to many different arenas throughout the country and they might talk like that there, and that might be permissible but not here. Take your seat.”
Lil Wayne then pouts, and gets all pissed. Then after the game he wasn’t allowed to use the player special back exit to the arena and had to go out like all the ‘normal fans’. You know, the same exit Ryan Seacrest had to utilize.
Also, hearing that he had an issue with a stat guy at halftime. This is also from an email I received from one of my awesome followers:
1. One issue was that there were kids/others trying to get in and around LilWayne during halftime to ask for photos. His security was trying to keep them at bay. During this time, Thunder sent a female staffer to distribute halftime stats sheets to the season ticket holders in the area. Apparently LilWayne’s security tried to keep her away from the area where the rapper was sitting, and Thunder/SMG security had to step in and tell LilWayne’s people that she was doing her job and to let her distribute the stats to the other ticket holders.
2. The same person said that there was also an issue at the end of the game when, for security or other reasons (caller did not know), LilWayne had to exit the arena up a regular aisle with the “regular” folk, and not through the lower-level tunnel where he had come in. The details are sketchy about this part of the story.
I heard it from ANOTHER source that the exit up the aisle occurred AFTER LilWayne asked for post-game locker room access and was denied by Thunder staff.
I will say, I saw Lil’ Wayne left, being surrounded by a bunch of OCPD, who also were also members of the Gang Enforcement Unit. He looked bored, and I’m embarrassed someone sold him tickets.
So, this is all hearsay. I wonder how much is exaggerated and how much has validity to it. I’m all for fun talking about the subject, but I feel Wayne should have stayed out of Oklahoma City. The Thunder do not cater to anyone. If Toby Keith and Barry Switzer have to use the main exits, so does Lil’ Wayne.