Earlier this week, Lil Wayne said he was rooting for the Minnesota Vikings over his hometown team, the New Orleans Saints, because of his die hard devotion to quarterback Brett Favre.
Another New Orleans native by the name of Master P (pka P. Miller) said this week that he’s in the Saints corner, and has always supported the home team since his days as a child.
“As a young child growing up in New Orleans, I always wanted to see the Saints go to the Super Bowl,” said P. “I’ve always worn black and gold colors as No Limit Jerseys and always represented for the New Orleans Saints by wearing their caps and jerseys.”
Master P addressed Lil Wayne’s recent endorsement of the Vikings, saying that while Weezy is definitely entitled to his opinion, it’s disappointing to see one of the city’s biggest stars not supporting the its NFL team, especially since they’ve yet to make a Super Bowl appearance in their 40-plus year history.
“The comment Lil Wayne made about New Orleans Saints losing to the Minnesota Vikings, made no sense to me as a New Orleans native,” explained P. “This is our hope as a city after surviving Hurricane Katrina. This team should bring us together as people. I understand that he has the right to have his own opinion and comment or even root for another team if he wants to. It’s just disappointing to hear this coming from a brother who was born and raised in New Orleans, made money off his music representing the city of New Orleans, talking about it in his lyrics.
“I’m from Uptown New Orleans and I don’t care who the Saints play against, how good the opposing team is, nor what the odds are against them. I would never go against my team, the New Orleans Saints, or root for an opposing team playing against them. We’ve been waiting to get to the Super Bowl for 40 years and if we do, we will celebrate in Second Line. I guess we won’t be hearing any Superbowl songs from Lil Wayne unless the Vikings win. This is sad for the fans in the city of New Orleans because they really thought Lil Wayne was down.”
P says that as an entertainer you hold power in your words, and need to be careful with what you say because it effects so many.
“Most entertainers and athletes don’t realize that once you’re in the spotlight, you need to think about some of the things that you say because it will follow you throughout your career, good or bad,” he concluded.
According to Wikipedia, the Saints were founded in 1967 as an expansion team and played their home games at Tulane Stadium through the 1974 season, before moving to the Louisiana Superdome in 1975. They are one of five NFL teams that have yet to play in a Super Bowl. The club reached the NFC Championship Game in 2006 and in 2009, but lost both games.
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