MIAMI (CBS4) – Rapper Lil Wayne claimed he was kicked out of Sunday’s Miami Heat game for rooting for the wrong team, according to a tweet from the performer.
There’s no shortage of trash talking at professional sporting events, especially when two rivals from opposite coasts go head-to-head.
Such was the case Sunday when the Miami Heat played the Los Angeles Lakers at the American Airlines Arena. Both teams have their share of star power on the court, and off.
Among the famous faces in the crowd was Rapper Lil Wayne.
Witnesses said Lil Wayne, aka Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr., was attracting a lot of attention for bad mouthing fans and players at the AAArena.
Heat star Lebron James said he didn’t hear the comments firsthand, but that he can typically hear hecklers sitting close to the court.
“If I’m over there. But I wasn’t over there,” James said. “I heard he had a little altercation with D-Wade.”
Dwyane Wade wasn’t the only player possibly catching heat from Lil Wayne.
Witnesses said the rapper also called Chris Bosh “soft”.
They said arena security approached Lil Wayne, and he left the game soon after.
“I heard he said he was kicked out. I heard from our people he was not kicked out,” James said.
After leaving the arena, Lil Wayne decided to vent via Twitter.
“@LilTunechi: So I’m @ da Heat game right, rootin 4 da Lakers kuz dats my team &; would u believe they got police 2 make me leave?! Wow! (Expletive) da Heat”
AmericanAirlines Arena released a statement that said, “Lil Wayne did not get ejected. He chose to leave.”
This isn’t the first time Lil Wayne’s been in the middle of a court side controversy.
He made headlines last June when he said he was not allowed to attend a Western Conference Finals game in Oklahoma City.
Staffers in OKC said he didn’t have a ticket.