On a scale of one to Lil-Wayne-claiming-to-have-humped-Chris-Bosh's-wife, this particular hip-hop/NBA beef rates at about a two. The Toronto Raptors played the Washington Wizards last night, and D.C. rapper Wale was sitting courtside. After watching Raptors forward Rudy Gay hit a three-pointer and aggressively make a "call me" gesture towards Wale, Raptors play-by-play announcer Matt Devlin took it upon himself to take some jabs at the rapper. Here's how it all went down:
Ouch. Pulling the "You're no Drake!" card is just about the meanest thing that one can do to another rapper, although in Wale's case it applies. Nobody really likes Wale anymore.
Somehow, Wale became informed of Devlin's comments, and he sent this ominous warning to Devlin on Twitter:
Things were starting to get real(?) But Wale wasn't satisfied with just defending his honor on Twitter, and so he decided to make the trip of to the press box and confront Devlin in person. That's Wale trying to carry out his feud with Devlin in the photo above. Things had gotten as real as they were going to get. Then came these tweets:
On the Internet when u defend urself ur criticized for being less of a man. There's NO honor in defending yourself,or your name.— Wale Folarin(@Wale) February 20, 2013
Somebody call u out your name . And you confront them . YOU wrong . So who u cheerin for the people who take insults in stride?Since when— Wale Folarin(@Wale) February 20, 2013
Also, Rudy Gay and Wale are friends and weren't actually talking trash to each other, so we can just put all of this behind us now. Stand down, Matt Devlin and Wale. There are more important beefs to be had.