Lil Wayne Offered Tickets from Durant, but Says He Feels Unwanted at OKC Arena

Holly MacKenzie@stackmackNBA Lead BloggerJune 2, 2012

MIAMI, FL - MAY 31:  Rapper Lil Wayne looks up as he sits courtside in Game One of the 2011 NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and the Dallas Mavericks at American Airlines Arena on May 31, 2011 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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Your very important Lil Wayne update of the day:

After Lil Wayne was unable to go to Game 3 between the Spurs and Thunder because the game had been sold out, both Kevin Durant and James Harden offered to hook the rapper up with tickets for Game 4. Sounded like everything had been smoothed over, right?

Nope. Not quite. 

Lil Wayne spoke to the Associated Press Friday night and he doesn't plan on returning to the OKC arena any time soon.


"That's not the point, though," he told the Associated Press in an interview Friday night. "It's the players stepping up, but of course the players aren't white. I don't want to be sitting there on behalf of you and I'm sitting next to a [person] that's like 'I don't want this [guy] sitting next to me.' [Forget] you ... I'm in Forbes," he said, laughing.

How the rapper normally gets his tickets is a little different from the average fan:

He said he typically procures tickets for such games "from this guy named Mike." Lil Wayne said Mike had requested special security, parking and entrance for the rapper, but Mike said the team responded that they would only sell the seats for Mike's personal use.

If the Thunder did not have available seats, they didn't have available seats. This isn't Los Angeles or Miami where courtside seats are often made available for celebrities who want to hang out. This sounds like something that's being blown out of proportion by someone who is used to being given certain perks. Of course it sucks when things don't work out like you'd anticipated, but how does that song go? Oh, right. You can't always get what you want.

A musician like Lil Wayne should know that.