Lil Wayne Explains Why He’s A Green Bay Packer Fan On ‘First Take’
August 24 / Jake O'Donnell / SportsGrid
Lil Wayne's allegiance to a team based 1,100 miles away from his hometown of New Orleans, Louisiana, is as confusing as it is glaringly obvious. The guy has recorded actual songs about the Green Bay Packers. He regularly appears on ESPN to talk about the Green Bay Packers. He cries when they lose. All this love for a Wisconsin NFL team coming from a guy who grew up in the shadow of the Superdome.
Why? Everyone in New Orleans loves the Saints. They're one of the most easy-to-love franchises in sports history (in a sort of non-threatening-lovable-losers kind of way). How then is Wayne such a Packers fan?
Turns out, it's deeper than just football.
"My late father, Reginald McDonald, attended that super bowl game that came to new orleans in 1995 or something like that. that was the first super bowl he was at. pops came home, the packers won, pops came home with packers everything, cups, towels. i was trying to tell him, see, when you are from the hood, those cups and those towels, they don't get put aside and say remember that game. no, they get put with the real towels. so therefore you bathe and use those towels every day and those cups are used every day. therefore, i had to use a green bay packers cup, a green bay packers towel every day. when the madden game came out that year, brett or somebody like that was on the cover and i'm a green bay fan forever."
When pressed on how his love for the New Orleans Saints compares to the Packers, Wayne responded rather blunty. "There is no comparison," he told Stephen A. Smith.
Watch the clip, below.
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