There’s an Eli Manning-Lil Wayne beef, of course

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In the music world, beefs between rappers are nothing new, in fact they’re practically part of the business model.

Having Eli Manning and Lil Wayne involved in one is definitely new, however.

Via Tom Rock of Newsday, the Giants quarterback has found himself in the crosshairs of the New Orleans rapper, in a story that only needs a Donald Trump tweet to make it the most 2018 thing ever.

Things started innocently enough, with Weezy was sitting next to Giants wideout Odell Beckham Jr. during his interview with ESPN. When Manning was asked about his receiver’s comments, he tried to sidestep the issue by saying he didn’t follow Lil Wayne.

So Tuesday, the rapper posted a video on Instagram which defended Beckham, and seemed hurt that Manning wasn’t a fan.

Citing their shared New Orleans background, Lil Wayne said he was a longtime defender of Manning, who was able to win two Super Bowls long before his big brother did.

“I’m the first one to back you up and be like ‘He got two rings before his brother,’” he said. “Here you are talking about how you don’t watch Lil Wayne much. That’s fine. I’m cool with you. I don’t care what you watch or what you listen to or nothing like that. But hometown love, . . . You don’t have to do me like that.

“I didn’t say anything bad about you, man. Dang! So I ain’t going to say anything bad about you now. You still hometown love. I still [expletive] with you Eli. It’s all good.””

Lil Wayne was smoking something while recording the video (there is no substance abuse testing in rap), and offered Manning a suggestion: “You probably need to bang some ‘Carter V’ before a game. Just a consideration.”

“Carter V” is the name of his new album (which we just effectively promoted), and it’s probably not a coincidence that there were songs from it playing when the Giants take the practice field this morning.

And I’ve got to be honest, I now want to know if Birdman has any thoughts on Peyton Manning, just to bring this thing full circle.

37 responses to “There’s an Eli Manning-Lil Wayne beef, of course

  1. Via Tom Rock of Newsday, the Giants quarterback has found himself in the crosshairs of the New Orleans rapper, in a story that only needs a Donald Trump tweet to make it the most 2018 thing ever.
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    The story will be more 2018 if Kaepernick kneels to the lyrics

  2. Lil’ Wayne takes one look at Eli Manning and knows that’s not his target demographic. Still finds a way to promote. Showing why he’s truly better at what he does than Eli is at what he does.

  3. Ain’t no hometown love when you promote hate and violence.

    Eli has Morales and values.

    Even if he sells fake autographs…

  4. As time goes on, the slick haired mustacheo’d coach from last year looks wiser and wiser:

    Benched Eli – was given hell for it and Eli is clearly washed up
    Chose Geno Smith over Davis Webb – was given hell for it, and Webb was cut during this preseason

  5. Lol Weezy wasn’t mainstream when Eli was in college , but I guarantee he listened to it at his Ole Miss frat/sorority parties. Eli definitely lacking in the swag department

  6. Part of the reason football sucks and so does our culture. We have morons like Lil Wayne getting involved in football. Really go thank God their are enough morons who have no idea what good music is. You got a break. Now we are going to listen to you talk about a borderline HOF QB? We dont care about you and what you are thinking about players. Just go away. It is bad enough when diva wrs have to act this way now we have no talent rappers spewing nonsense.

  7. Citing their shared New Orleans background, Lil Wayne said he was a longtime defender of Manning, who was able to win two Super Bowls long before his big brother did.
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    Peyton won his first Super Bowl in 2006 vs. an over matched Bears team. Unfortunately lil’ Eli beat my beloved Patriots in 07 and in 2011. Which makes this statement factually incorrect.

  8. Who gives a damn what some rapper has to say about anything? Not me, and I’d bet millions others don’t either!

  9. Citing their shared New Orleans background, Lil Wayne said he was a longtime defender of Manning, who was able to win two Super Bowls long before his big brother did.
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    Peyton won his first Super Bowl in 2006 vs. an over matched Bears team. Unfortunately lil’ Eli beat my beloved Patriots in 07 and in 2011. Which makes this statement factually incorrect.
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    …able to win TWO Super Bowls… is factually-correct, no?

    …not much of a FactsChecker.

  10. …able to win TWO Super Bowls… is factually-correct, no?

    …not much of a FactsChecker.
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    My bad. That’s more of a mistake. I’m not infallible factchecker. I’m just factchecker.

  11. Rap is vulgar, devoid of musical content and a plague on the world. I am entitled to my opinion even if it differs from yours.

  12. Knowspinzone….lol.right? With all the domestic stuff against woman and #metoo ( which to me stands for pound me too) you would think lil Wayne who uses horrendous, offensive and demeaning lyrics about women wouldn’t be featured for NFL halftime entertainment.

  13. thefiesty1 says:
    Who gives a damn what some rapper has to say about anything? Not me, and I’d bet millions others don’t either!
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    But I read the comments hoping some would be funny; and some of them are funny.

  14. Imagine how crestfallen this guy will be when I say that i’ve never heard of him. In fairness to him, I am currently distracted by a plate of cookies…

  15. bunnynj says:
    October 9, 2018 at 5:20 pm
    Knowspinzone….lol.right? With all the domestic stuff against woman and #metoo ( which to me stands for pound me too) you would think lil Wayne who uses horrendous, offensive and demeaning lyrics about women wouldn’t be featured for NFL halftime entertainment.
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    Undoubtably, L’il Wayne paid the NFL a substantial amount of money for the chance to crab his crotch in front of millions of people who wouldn’t otherwise have had the pleasure of being exposed to that.

  16. Can a rap beef be one-sided? Because that’s what this is…Eli could give two turds.

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