Last night the Toronto Raptors beat the Washington Wizards 96-88 at the Verizon Center in D.C. Rapper Wale was courtside, jawing-off a little bit to Rudy Gay, who score 24 points on the night. The Raptors broadcast booth was unfamiliar with Wale, which caused some friction.
"Rudy Gay with the 3, and you see his reaction ... and a fan heckling him," Devlin said. "And supposedly, this fan is a well-known local rapper. 'Wall-Ay.' Locally, here [...] Call me after the game, because I just torched for at least a dozen here in the second quarter, and counting. [...] Wale's inspiring, and I'm sure somebody on Twitter can tell me exactly if they've ever heard of Wale. He's not Drake, that's for sure."
"He's not Drake, that's for sure." Ewww.. Damn, dude-from-Toronto. That stings. Wale responded on Twitter before paying a visit to Raptors play-by-play man Matt Devlin in the broadcast booth:
@mattdevlinraps watch ur mouth— Wale Folarin(@Wale) February 20, 2013
Wale defended his visit to the booth on Twitter:
On the Internet when u defend urself ur criticized for being less of a man. There's NO honor in defending yourself,or your name.— Wale Folarin(@Wale) February 20, 2013
Somebody call u out your name . And you confront them . YOU wrong . So who u cheerin for the people who take insults in stride?Since when— Wale Folarin(@Wale) February 20, 2013
The lesson? Rappers don't take comparisons to Drake kindly.
Or just learn to shut-up if you're a broadcaster and you don't know who a celebrity is.