Lil Wayne offended quite a few people last summer when he declared that he flat out “don’t like New York,” but like a true New Yorker,Fabolous found inspiration in the uproar, turning Weezy’s oops into a clever catchphrase for his Big Apple anthem “So NY.” The Brooklyn rapper tells MTV News that Weezy’s statement simply motivated him to show off more pride in his city, and they’ve since had a conversation about it — at Miami’s Club LIV, obviously — and moved on.
“I felt [Wayne] spoke his opinion so if he doesn’t like New York — it’s not a bad thing,” Fab said. “I do feel he spoke it because it was how he felt, and New York isn’t at its strongest point musically or [anything]. [But] it’s also hard to say that about any place. You can do an interview and say, ‘I don’t like Kentucky’ and the people of Kentucky are gonna have little gripe about that. Of course, Kentucky is not New York City, but the people there are prideful of their state.
“I just think he did it and I didn’t take it personally like it was directed at me,” he continued, explaining his immediate reaction to Weezy’s comment. “I took what he was saying and tried to empower some pride back into New York, like ‘I’m “So NY” Weezy probably don’t like me. And that’s what it was about, just making a statement, taking what he said and motivating people with it.”