Just in case you don't get Rollling Stone, here are a couple of excerpts from a feature-length interview with Lil Wayne.
(For those of you not into hip-hop as much as I am, Mr. Lil is a rapper who just happened to have a loaded .40-calibre pistol with him on a tour bus, which cops found because they smelled marijuana smoke near the bus and decided to have a bit of a peek inside. The Wayner spent 242 days at the Greybar Hotel for that little misdeed, but he's back out... thank goodness!)
After Mr. Carter (his given name is Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr.) watched a Heat-Hornets game and didn't get personally greeted by LeBron James and Dwayne Wade courtside:
Them n***as never speak to a n***a. They don't chuck me the deuce or nothing! N***a spent all that money on them fucking tickets... come holla at me!
Later, regarding the same incident:
I asked my ho why they don't speak to me, and she said, "'Cause you always rooting against them." But everybody they've played, I'm cool with a n***a on the other team! We sit right there by them little bitch-ass n***as. At least come ask me why I'm not rooting for you.
Regarding the lack of conjugal visits in prison, and how it wasn't really a problem (over dinner with a girl he's currently dating):
If you meet a girl on tour, you know she just wants to get fucked. But I don't fuck. I make love. If you get it on with me, you gotta know I'm gonna look you in the eyes. You're gonna be touched. You're gonna feel it. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm gonna take a few minutes to go talk to my girl.
From a new song he was working on:
We 'bout everything and everything goes
Bitch, n***a, shit, bitch, take a picture
Tonight I'll probably fuck another n***a's girl
Party time, excellent, Wayne's World.
Listen, I realize this guy doesn't represent all hip-hop artists; a friend of mine who's much more familiar with the genre made the analogy of, "He is to hip-hop what the Insane Clown Posse is to rock." But, as another friend of mine often says when some knucklehead acts like an idiot and besmirches the good name of other members of their identifiable group: "You're not helping."
In unrelated news, I get the feeling Rogers doesn't like me using torrents to download things. I have one going presently (for what I will not say), and it's only coming down at maybe 100 kbps — nowhere near enough to use up all my bandwidth — but is slowing all other internet data to an absolute crawl. As soon as I pause the torrent, everything else is bunny-quick. So much for Net Neutrality, eh?