Lil Wayne’s recent seizure and reporting from TMZ.com has prompted strong reaction from the hip hop community, particularly Atlanta artists. A number of hip hop and R&B acts from the A have taken to Twitter to post that Weezy is doing alright. Some have even blasted TMZ for their reporting.
“He str8, don’t believe the rumors,” B.o.B. tweeted a couple of hours after TMZ’s story posted.
2 Chainz first tweeted, simply, “Prayers.” Then later, “Media should be ashamed.”
But it was T.I. and Usher, both out at SXSW in Austin, Texas, who had the most to say.
Usher, a surprise guest during the Afghan Whigs’ set, asked the crowd to send good vibes to his recovering friend.
“One of my fellow artists, good friend, Lil Wayne is going through a real hard time right now, y’all. And I just want to send a lot of positive attitude about his state. And a lot of positive energy out there right now,” Usher said.
T.I. also took to Twitter later Friday night with an expletive-laced rant at TMZ.
“Just holla’d @my Lil bruh Tunechi…& he skraight! TMZ some f***-n***** for reporting that [h**-a**-s***]!!! That man daughter is like mines.”
T.I. also shared some thoughts with AXS TV/Skee TV while in Austin. Check out the video, but be warned there is a bit of language.