Lil Wayne is not happy about how he was treated when he went to Oklahoma City with plans of attending the Western Conference Finals.
Lil Wayne tweeted before Game 3 how he was not allowed into the game. The reason was because he did not have a ticket.
“That’s not the point, though,” he told The Associated Press in an interview Friday night. “It’s the players stepping up but of course the players aren’t white. I don’t want to be sitting there on behalf of you and I’m sitting next to a (person) that’s like `I don’t want this (guy) sitting next to me.’ (Forget) you … I’m in Forbes.”
The Thunder organization said that Lil Wayne was requesting “front row tickets only” for Game 3.
Lil Wayne sent a text message to ESPN saying: “They denied me the tix. Didnt want me in their arena. They also said if I do come, I can only sit behind the bench, not on the floor & that I wouldn’t be able to get any special escort nor entrance. They said its the ‘Oklahoma way’.”
The team responded: “We are completely sold out, had nothing available at all. We would love to have him at our game, but he needs a ticket.”
Kevin Durant and James Harden reached out to Lil Wayne after Game 3 and offered him tickets for Game 4.
Lil Wayne said he always feels welcome in other arenas. He said that he likes to think he energizes the players since most are fans of his music.
“That’s like me going on stage and … seeing LeBron (James) in the crowd with his hand up,” Lil Wayne said. “I’m going to perform a little bit harder.”
It seems there was a lot of poor communication by everyone regarding Lil Wayne’s hopes of attending the Western Conference Finals in Oklahoma City.