During the Western Conference semifinal matchup between the Phoenix Suns and the Cuban-owned Dallas Mavericks, Lil Wayne and Mark Cuban traded insults like the NBA trades players.
During Game 4 of the seven-game series, the decade-old tensions between these two arose on Twitter when Lil Wayne, who is longtime friends with Suns point guard Chris Paul, tweeted that Mavericks point guard Luka Doncic is “a ho” on May 8.
Lil Wayne didn’t waste any time in retaliating against Cuban, tweeting the following day, “Mark Cuban don’t make me get u [sic] smacked boy U [sic] playin w me?? I’m going to p- in your fkn mouth.” The tweet has since been deleted.
A long time feud between the rapper and team owner
Though the two’s feud may appear new to many, it dates back to 2011, according to Fox Sports 1 commentator and Undisputed host Skip Bayless.
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Luka went Jordan on you and the Sun’s. Fireman, Luka the fireman…. https://t.co/A7MQ933gPo
— Nas (@NasBiniLL) May 17, 2022
— Mark Cuban (@mcuban) May 16, 2022
Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. (born September 27, 1982), known professionally as Lil Wayne, is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. He is commonly regarded as one of the most influential hip hop artists of his generation, and often cited as one of the greatest rappers of all time. His career began in 1995, at the age of 12, when he was signed by rapper Birdman, joining Cash Money Records as the youngest member of the label. From then on, Wayne was the flagship artist of Cash Money Records before ending his association with the company in June 2018.
In 1995, Wayne was put in a duo with label-mate B.G. (at the time known as Lil Doogie) and they recorded an album, True Story, released that year, although Wayne (at the time known as Baby D) only appeared on three tracks. Wayne and B.G. soon joined the southern hip hop group Hot Boys, with Cash Money label-mates Juvenile and Turk in 1997; they released their debut album Get It How U Live! in October that year. The Hot Boys became popular following the release of the album Guerrilla Warfare (1999) and the song “Bling Bling“.
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Mark Cuban (born July 31, 1958) is an American billionaire entrepreneur, television personality, and media proprietor whose net worth is an estimated $4.3 billion, according to Forbes, and ranked No. 177 on the 2020 Forbes 400 list. He is the owner of the Dallas Mavericks professional basketball team of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the co-owner of 2929 Entertainment. He is also one of the main “shark” investors on the ABC reality television series Shark Tank.